Organizations like the Audubon Society, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Oregon Wild all work protect the incredible wilderness of Oregon.
Newly protected properties will be designed for inclusive recreation.
The event is now a partnership between Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Maryhill Museum of Art.
Elo Wobig was recently selected as the winner of the Friends' ribbon in the 15th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out.
"Forests are no place for fireworks and in fact are illegal on federal and state public lands."
On June 9 the Oregon House approved SB 289, following passage this April in the Oregon Senate. The bill now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signing.
Portland photographer Dan Hawk claimed two top spots this year, along with six other shutterbugs.
View the video of the panel discussion.