News & Updates: In the Press
PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant
November 1, 2019
A coalition of groups have requested a hearing to challenge Perennial Wind Chaser’s proposed 415-megawatt fracked gas-fired power plant, near Hermiston, OR.
The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit
October 8, 2019
Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.
EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)
October 7, 2019
Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.
NRDC: The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Gorge
September 30, 2019
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.
TVW: Field Report: Saving the Pond Turtles (Video)
September 24, 2019
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.
C-W Post-Record: Turtle Release Gives Threatened Species a Head Start
September 19, 2019
After wintering at Oregon Zoo, young western pond turtles released at Friends of the Columbia Gorge's "Turtle Haven."
Route Fifty: Bus Service in a Recreation Corridor Takes Off
September 18, 2019
Oregon’s Department of Transportation has seen strong demand among riders for buses that run between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.
Outdoors NW: Columbia Friends Earn Accreditation
September 13, 2019
The Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust was awarded its inaugural accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.