Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom
View from Bridge of the Gods, spanning from Cascade Locks, OR to North Bonneville, WA. (photographer: Derek Markee)

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Monthly Enews - Keep updated on Friends' work, news stories, and upcoming events and volunteer activities.

Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For almost 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders. Learn more: gorgefriends.org/about

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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | burt@gorgefriends.org (email) 

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News & Updates

"When You See Something That Isn't Right, You Must Say Something"

"When You See Something That Isn't Right, You Must Say Something"

January 7, 2021
Latest News

A joint statement from Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Riverkeeper on a peaceful transfer of power.

Oregon Allows Controversial Fracked Gas Power Plant to Begin Construction

Oregon Allows Controversial Fracked Gas Power Plant to Begin Construction

November 5, 2020
In the Press

Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.

Chuush: Water for Warm Springs Campaign Press Release

Chuush: Water for Warm Springs Campaign Press Release

October 26, 2020
Latest News

The water crisis in Warm Springs gains support from coalition of conservation groups.

OPB: Columbia River Gorge Gets Approval for a Historic Revised Management Plan

OPB: Columbia River Gorge Gets Approval for a Historic Revised Management Plan

October 19, 2020
In the Press

For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.

Features

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

- By Stan Hall

Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.

Plan Review: A Step in the Right Direction

Plan Review: A Step in the Right Direction

- By Stan Hall

Proposed changes to Gorge protection plan will address climate, urban sprawl.

Blog

Eagle Creek Trail Rises From the Ashes

Eagle Creek Trail Rises From the Ashes

January 8, 2021 - By Kevin Gorman

“It’s never coming back," Executive Director Kevin Gorman thought when the Eagle Creek fire was raging. He was wrong.

You Can Help Ensure Protection Against Oil Train Derailments and Spills

You Can Help Ensure Protection Against Oil Train Derailments and Spills

December 24, 2020 - By Ryan Rittenhouse

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality wants to hear from you by Dec. 29.

With Friends, Environmental Law Leader Comes Full Circle

With Friends, Environmental Law Leader Comes Full Circle

December 23, 2020 - By Buck Parker

A former Earthjustice executive director comes home to the Gorge.

Upcoming Events

A New Oregon: Building Solidarity With Black & Indigenous Communities

A New Oregon: Building Solidarity With Black & Indigenous Communities

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Join the Chúush Fund and Black Resilience Fund for a virtual concert of songs and stories.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: February

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: February

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: March

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: March

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: April

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: April

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.