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

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.

Chuush: Water for Warm Springs Campaign Press Release

Chuush: Water for Warm Springs Campaign Press Release

October 26, 2020
Latest News

The water crisis in Warm Springs gains support from coalition of conservation groups.

OPB: Columbia River Gorge Gets Approval for a Historic Revised Management Plan

OPB: Columbia River Gorge Gets Approval for a Historic Revised Management Plan

October 19, 2020
In the Press

For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.

Sweeping Changes Approved to Columbia River Gorge Management

Sweeping Changes Approved to Columbia River Gorge Management

October 14, 2020
Latest News

New policies address climate change, salmon streams, wetlands, and limit urban expansion.

Features

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.

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

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.

Blog

Board Reflections: Pleschette Fontenet

Board Reflections: Pleschette Fontenet

November 15, 2020 - By Pleschette Fontenet

One of Friends' newest board members reflects on her adaptation to the Pacific Northwest, her love of the Gorge, and looking ahead to Friends' future.

Forecasting the Unknowable

Forecasting the Unknowable

November 15, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman

Executive Director Kevin Gorman looks ahead to the near-future of Gorge protection.

Upcoming Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.