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News & Updates
March 2, 2021
The decisions would allow commercial logging in most restricted area of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, in violation of Scenic Area law and Gorge Management Plan.
January 7, 2021
A joint statement from Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Riverkeeper on a peaceful transfer of power.
December 4, 2020
(A) group is working right now to transform a section of land along the Columbia River and return a wildlife refuge to a more natural state.
November 5, 2020
Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
- By Stan Hall
Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.
In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.
Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.
January 28, 2021 - By Dan Bell
Land Trust director Dan Bell tells how a critically important conservation acquisition happened, and what is planned for the preserve at Catherine Creek.
January 26, 2021 - By Pam Davee
When Rick Ray first became a Friends member in 1982, it was just the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship, which has continued nearly 40 years.
January 25, 2021
Guest blog by Emily Reed of Ready, Set, GOrge!