Last month, the inaugural group of 16 baby turtles, who were captive-reared for their first year at the Oregon Zoo, were released at the site.
Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.
Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.
Since a dangerous rail accident in 2016, local residents have served as a fierce check on the fossil-fuel industry's growth in the Pacific Northwest.
They were on the pathway to disappearing in Washington. But a fierce conservation program is helping to bring back a strong population of western pond turtles.
After wintering at Oregon Zoo, young western pond turtles released at Friends of the Columbia Gorge's "Turtle Haven."
Oregon’s Department of Transportation has seen strong demand among riders for buses that run between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.
The Gorge joins hundreds of locations, worldwide, calling for action to address the global climate crisis.