Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge in planting trees and a variety of small clean-up projects at this newly acquired Land Trust site.
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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News & Updates
September 15, 2021
Organizations like the Audubon Society, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Oregon Wild all work protect the incredible wilderness of Oregon.
September 13, 2021
Newly protected properties will be designed for inclusive recreation.
August 13, 2021
The event is now a partnership between Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Maryhill Museum of Art.
August 11, 2021
Elo Wobig was recently selected as the winner of the Friends' ribbon in the 15th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out.
- By Stan Hall
"Private logging companies should not be given free passes by government agencies to commercially log the Gorge’s most sensitive locations, like what happened here."
- 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.
October 20, 2021 - By Hannah Anderson-Dana
Friends returns for the 2021 Willamette Week Give!Guide and highlights other participating organizations worthy of support.
October 6, 2021 - By Kevin Gorman
Recent changes could have a transformational impact on how people will be traveling throughout the Gorge for years to come.
October 6, 2021
Newly adopted policies will be vital in facing future challenges from wildfire threats exacerbated by drought. But much more will need to be done.
August 30, 2021 - By Peter Cornelison
Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge in planting willows along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.