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Inspiring Conservation Through Plein Air Painting

Inspiring Conservation Through Plein Air Painting

November 7, 2022

Methane Gas Power Plant Defeated for Good

Methane Gas Power Plant Defeated for Good

November 3, 2022

Had the proposed 415-megawatt fracked gas-fired power plant been built it would have immediately ranked in the top 10 stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.

Breaking Down Barriers,  Building Community Partnerships

Breaking Down Barriers, Building Community Partnerships

November 3, 2022

Friends staff have worked to build new, enduring community partnerships with regional groups who have been historically excluded from conservation and land management debates and decision making.

New Ways to Connect and Care for the Gorge

New Ways to Connect and Care for the Gorge

August 18, 2022

Looking beyond the pandemic, innovation is in mind as two of Friends' most popular programs are relaunched.

A Climate for Change in the Gorge

A Climate for Change in the Gorge

July 12, 2022 - By Dan Bell

The first-ever Gorge climate action plan is open for comment, and will include opportunities to comment in front of the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

Steigerwald Reconnection Restores Wetland Habitat

Steigerwald Reconnection Restores Wetland Habitat

March 23, 2022 - By Sarah Skelly

Friends' and partner groups' volunteers take part in a planting campaign as part of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project.

Playing Our Part

Playing Our Part

March 4, 2022 - By Burt Edwards

A Q&A with Metropolitan Youth Symphony conductor Dr. Raúl Gómez-Rojas about a climate change-inspired concert event and partnership with Friends.

The Dust Settles Over Illegal Mining, for Now

The Dust Settles Over Illegal Mining, for Now

November 1, 2021

The nearly four-year dispute over a property in the western Gorge enters a quieter phase.

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