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News & Updates
Bike Portland: Time to Look Past Cars, Says Gorge Leader
July 11, 2019
The head of the organization whose mission is to protect the Columbia Gorge wants fewer people to drive cars through it.
Willamette Week: Oregon Legislature Passes Three Notable Environmental Bills
July 3, 2019
There will be new regulations for diesel trucks, oil trains and scrapyard operators.
Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill
June 29, 2019
Three years after the Mosier derailment and spill, the Oregon Legislature steps up
Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge
- By Becky Brun
Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit.
Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang
- By Erin Middlewood
Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.
Art Plants Seeds of Conservation
- By Erin Middlewood
Friends joined artists and poets for a panel discussion at the Conservation in Verse event.
The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page
June 27, 2019
Friends and property owners cooperate on a development plan balancing historic preservation and the National Scenic Area.
How Much Love Is Too Much for the Gorge?
June 19, 2019
More voices are asking what's causing the congestion and what can we do about it?
Bipartisan Protection for Public Lands
June 10, 2019 - By Dan Bell
Stable funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is great news for the Gorge.