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

Friends Appeals Logging Decisions Made by Federal & State Agencies

Friends Appeals Logging Decisions Made by Federal & State Agencies

March 2, 2021

The decisions would allow commercial logging in most restricted area of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, in violation of Scenic Area law and Gorge Management Plan.

"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.

KATU: Everyday Heroes: Reconnecting Steigerwald Refuge to the Columbia River

KATU: Everyday Heroes: Reconnecting Steigerwald Refuge to the Columbia River

December 4, 2020
In the Press

(A) group is working right now to transform a section of land along the Columbia River and return a wildlife refuge to a more natural state.

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.

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

A Diamond in the Rough at Catherine Creek

A Diamond in the Rough at Catherine Creek

January 28, 2021 - By Dan Bell

Land Trust director Dan Bell tells how a critically important conservation acquisition happened, and what is planned for the preserve at Catherine Creek.

Rick Ray and Anne Philipsborn: Gorge Protectors with Deep Roots

Rick Ray and Anne Philipsborn: Gorge Protectors with Deep Roots

January 26, 2021 - By Pam Davee

When Rick Ray first became a Friends member in 1982, it was just the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship, which has continued nearly 40 years.

Prepare and Take Care When Visiting the Gorge This Winter

Prepare and Take Care When Visiting the Gorge This Winter

January 25, 2021

Guest blog by Emily Reed of Ready, Set, GOrge!

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

41st Annual Meeting - Virtual Event

41st Annual Meeting - Virtual Event

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: May

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: May

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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