Bringing in members of often-overlooked communities, contributed to a Columbia Gorge climate plan that would address local concerns and be broadly supported.
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.
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.
Looking beyond the pandemic, innovation is in mind as two of Friends' most popular programs are relaunched.
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.
Friends' and partner groups' volunteers take part in a planting campaign as part of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project.
A Q&A with Metropolitan Youth Symphony conductor Dr. Raúl Gómez-Rojas about a climate change-inspired concert event and partnership with Friends.