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
February 21, 2024
Give for the Gorge, a new point-of-sale fundraising program at select Gorge businesses, will benefit local organizations focused on the environment, housing and food security.
February 1, 2024 - By Kevin Gorman
A transformational bequest gift from Gorge conservationist Norman Yeon to Friends on Groundhog Day 2004 was the catalyst for creating Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust.
January 24, 2024
Friends and the US Forest Service jointly announce an initiative to engage the community in the planning and development of a trail connecting Mosier to The Dalles, Oregon.
January 18, 2024
Friends of the Columbia Gorge is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of our land trust accreditation. A public comment period is now open through March 22, 2024.
November 8, 2023
Our 2022-23 annual report is now available! Discover Friends' impact in every corner of the Gorge. Choose your experience with digital highlights, PDFs, and audio in both English and Spanish.
September 28, 2023 - By Nathan Baker
The Washington Supreme Court has denied mining violators Zimmerly and Nutter's petition for review and rejected their arguments that they have a right to mine the property with no land use permits.
December 22, 2022 - By Denise López
Bringing in members of often-overlooked communities, contributed to a Columbia Gorge climate plan that would address local concerns and be broadly supported.
November 7, 2022
April 12, 2023
Friends participates in an initiative with a goal of restoring access and ownership of lands to the Indigenous people who have occupied and stewarded the lands for countless generations.
April 12, 2023
'Tis the season for pollination in the Gorge.
April 7, 2023 - By Renée Tkach
Read an update of the biggest recreation initiative in Friends' history.