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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.

Persistence to Improve Gorge Protections Pays Off, Despite Pandemic

Persistence to Improve Gorge Protections Pays Off, Despite Pandemic

November 1, 2021

Looking upstream toward Elowah Falls. (photographer: Warren Morgan)

Water for Warm Springs Partnership

Water for Warm Springs Partnership

November 1, 2021

To address a water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation, Friends is part of a coalition of conservation organizations partnering with the Warm Springs Tribes and affiliated groups.

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.

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

March 25, 2021 - By Stan Hall

"Private logging companies should not be given free passes by government agencies to commercially log the Gorge’s most sensitive locations, like what happened here."

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