"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.
In honor of Biodiversity Week in May 2021, Friends of the Columbia Gorge premiered new animations highlighting animal species living in the Gorge.
Every year Friends of the Columbia Gorge hosts a photography contest and award prizes for several categories.
Dan Hawk’s winning shot at Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful example of what decades of Gorge protection look like.
"Volunteer search & Rescue units are always underfunded and when you need them, you really need them."