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News & Updates
June 24, 2021
"Forests are no place for fireworks and in fact are illegal on federal and state public lands."
June 9, 2021
On June 9 the Oregon House approved SB 289, following passage this April in the Oregon Senate. The bill now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signing.
June 1, 2021
Portland photographer Dan Hawk claimed two top spots this year, along with six other shutterbugs.
May 27, 2021
View the video of the panel discussion.
- 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.
July 28, 2021
A report from our land trust on damage from the fire and what it means for the preserve's trails.
July 28, 2021 - By Mika Barrett
A new property at Cape Horn offers real possibilities for increasing accessibility to serve residents and visitors beyond the customary Gorge hikers.
July 14, 2021 - By Michael Lang
Conservation Director Michael Lang: A legacy of stopping fossil fuel projects doesn't mean Friends is done working to challenge threats to the Gorge.
July 13, 2021 - By Dan Bell
The preserve is being closed due to the nearby Lyle Hill wildfire that broke out on July 12.
Immerse yourself in a delectable culinary experience. Enjoy a specially prepared lunch paired with curated wines from Elk Cove.