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OPB: Oregon Parks Projects Will Benefit From New Outdoors Bill

OPB: Oregon Parks Projects Will Benefit From New Outdoors Bill

August 5, 2020
In the Press

When it was time to restore the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, now part of a popular hiking and biking route, much of the work was done with Land and Water Conservation funds.

Zoo-Reared Western Pond Turtles Released in Gorge

Zoo-Reared Western Pond Turtles Released in Gorge

August 5, 2020
In the Press

With the help of conservation partners and local wildlife agencies, the zoo has now returned these endangered reptiles to the wild at the Columbia River Gorge.

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

July 16, 2020
In the Press

Mining permit for Washougal gravel pit in National Scenic Area calls for 340 truck trips, six days a week.

Pamplin: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Looks Back at 40 Years of Advocacy

Pamplin: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Looks Back at 40 Years of Advocacy

June 10, 2020
In the Press

The nonprofit serves as a lead conservationist and advocacy group for one of Oregon's most beautiful areas.

Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

May 7, 2020
In the Press

Parks and trails in low-traffic areas have a path to re-opening.

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

May 5, 2020
In the Press

This round of the annual Gorge photography contest has special relevance to current events.

The Oregonian: How We Cope When We Can’t Escape to Our Favorite Natural Spaces

The Oregonian: How We Cope When We Can’t Escape to Our Favorite Natural Spaces

April 4, 2020
Latest News, In the Press

Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman said he’s been experiencing this transformation on both a personal and professional level.

The Oregonian: Outdoor Recreation in Oregon Is Effectively Closed

The Oregonian: Outdoor Recreation in Oregon Is Effectively Closed

April 1, 2020
Latest News, In the Press

Here's how the decisions were made.

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