Protect the Columbia Gorge
Westward view of the Gorge from Ruthton Park, Hood River, Oregon. (photographer: Warren Morgan)

The Columbia Gorge is a truly remarkable place. From rainforests to dry grasslands, it has the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America.

Ensuring the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other laws protecting Gorge resources are actively enforced is at the core of what we do. For over 40 years, Friends of the Columbia Gorge has used a combination of old-fashioned grassroots advocacy, sophisticated legal strategies, and cutting-edge public education tools to protect Gorge resources and keep watch on reckless land development.

When the Hard Work Begins: A Columbia Gorge Story
Friends & Columbia Gorge community members unite to stop illegal mining operation

Our members and activists are the heart and soul of our conservation efforts. We have thousands of members, volunteers, and community partners who live in and near the Gorge.

Engaging a new generation of conservationists and community activists is critical for meeting challenges like climate change that threaten the future of the Gorge. There’s lots of ways to get involved, and we’d love to have you join us in our work to protect the Gorge.