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: Tim Dobyns, communications & engagement director | 971.634.0595 | tim@gorgefriends.org (email) 

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News & Updates

Friends Joins New "Give for the Gorge" Fundraising Program

Friends Joins New "Give for the Gorge" Fundraising Program

February 21, 2024
Latest News

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.

How Groundhog Day 2004 Changed Everything for Friends of the Columbia Gorge

How Groundhog Day 2004 Changed Everything for Friends of the Columbia Gorge

February 1, 2024 - By Kevin Gorman
Latest News

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.

Friends Announces Community Engagement Plan for New Trail Linking The Dalles to Mosier

Friends Announces Community Engagement Plan for New Trail Linking The Dalles to Mosier

January 24, 2024
In the Press

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.

Land Trust Accreditation Stakeholder Notification & Public Notice

Land Trust Accreditation Stakeholder Notification & Public Notice

January 18, 2024
Latest News

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.

Features

2022-23 Annual Report Released

2022-23 Annual Report Released

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.

Washington Supreme Court Tells Mining Violators to Pound Sand

Washington Supreme Court Tells Mining Violators to Pound Sand

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.

Collaboration Yields a Climate Action Plan for the Columbia Gorge

Collaboration Yields a Climate Action Plan for the Columbia Gorge

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.

Blog

Centering Conservation Through Tribal Perspectives

Centering Conservation Through Tribal Perspectives

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.

Spring Is Buzzing in the Gorge!

Spring Is Buzzing in the Gorge!

April 12, 2023

'Tis the season for pollination in the Gorge.

Step by Step, Gorge Towns to Trails Forges New Connections

Step by Step, Gorge Towns to Trails Forges New Connections

April 7, 2023 - By Renée Tkach

Read an update of the biggest recreation initiative in Friends' history.

Breaching the Snake River Dams

Breaching the Snake River Dams

November 30, 2022 - By Steve McCoy

While the dams are far upstream of the Gorge, dwindling Gorge salmon runs, tribal significance and recreation benefits led Friends to support the breaching proposals.

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