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News & Updates
January 7, 2021
A joint statement from Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Riverkeeper on a peaceful transfer of power.
November 5, 2020
Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
October 26, 2020
The water crisis in Warm Springs gains support from coalition of conservation groups.
October 19, 2020
For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.
- 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 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.
December 24, 2020 - By Ryan Rittenhouse
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality wants to hear from you by Dec. 29.
December 23, 2020 - By Buck Parker
A former Earthjustice executive director comes home to the Gorge.