The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.
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
July 16, 2020
Mining permit for Washougal gravel pit in National Scenic Area calls for 340 truck trips, six days a week.
June 30, 2020
"One thing that hasn’t changed …is the need for us all to do our part in protecting the Columbia Gorge from catastrophic fires."
June 10, 2020
The nonprofit serves as a lead conservationist and advocacy group for one of Oregon's most beautiful areas.
June 1, 2020
Too often the U.S. conservation community has been silent on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors. This cannot continue.
With the current trajectory of climate change, volunteers know it’s more important now than ever to make every action be impactful and to work together toward collective change.
Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.
- By Stan Hall
Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.
The decades-long partnership working to return western pond turtles to the Gorge is an inspiring success story.
July 29, 2020
A tribute to Colin Zylka, an exceptionally dedicated volunteer for numerous groups including Friends' land trust.
July 22, 2020
Members of Friends' land trust staff recap recent setbacks and modest ways forward for land stewardship in the Gorge.
July 20, 2020
Due to the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead and prepare adequately when taking any trip outside your own neighborhood.
July 15, 2020 - By Mika Barrett
Friends is embarking on a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey that’s like climbing a mountain, one without a clear summit or end point that will give us new perspectives.