Land Use Review & Litigation

Friends acts as a citizen watchdog by enforcing laws that protect the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and surrounding region

Land Use Review & Litigation
Beacon Rock (at left), an icon of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. (photographer: Mitch Hammontree)

While the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other laws were created to protect Gorge resources, these laws are only as strong as their implementation. As the only conservation organization focusing exclusively on the Gorge, Friends vigorously enforces the Act and other laws to protect this national treasure for future generations.

See a list of legal resource links relevant to the Columbia River Gorge.
 

Land Use Review & Litigation Issues



Whistling Ridge Energy Project

Whistling Ridge Energy Project

The poorly sited wind energy project would harm important natural and scenic resources.

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Litigation and Appeals

Litigation and Appeals

When Gorge resources are threatened by unlawful decisions and violations, Friends exercises our right to file legal challenges.

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Land Use Review

Land Use Review

Friends reviews and comments on all proposed land use and development activities in the Gorge Scenic Area.

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Nestlé Water Bottling Plant Proposal

Nestlé Water Bottling Plant Proposal

The proposed “exchange” of publicly-owned Oxbow Springs water may harm Gorge resources and deserves a full public-interest review.

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Volunteer at Sunday Parkways Sellwood

Volunteer at Sunday Parkways Sellwood

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Join Friends as we spread the word about our conservation issues and hiking in the Gorge at Sunday Parkways in Sellwood. Read More