The Preserve the Wonder campaign is Friends of the Columbia Gorge's most ambitious land conservation effort to date, aiming to acquire and protect seven unique properties totaling more than 400 acres along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
For over a decade, we have evaluated hundreds of properties and identified those with the most scenic landscapes, crucial wildlife habitat, and best recreational opportunities. Now, with the help of an active real estate market, conservation of these properties has become possible.
But we must act now. Each property is unique and important to the long-term conservation vision of the Gorge. If we miss this opportunity to preserve them now we may never get another chance.
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Steigerwald Shores | 160 AcresVisit Property
Upland Oaks | 55 AcresVisit Property
Cape Horn Vista | 58 AcresVisit Property
Duncan Creek | 50 AcresVisit Property
Turtle Haven | 64 AcresVisit Property
Coyote Meadow | 10 AcresVisit Property
Lyle Peak | 25 AcresVisit Property
Ways to Get Involved
Donate to the Campaign
Create your legacy by giving to the Preserve the Wonder campaign.Donate
Preserve a Wonderful Acre Club
Your unique opportunity to leave a personal legacy of Gorge protection.Learn More
Campaign Giving Incentives
Thank-you gifts for your campaign giving.Learn More
September 20: Gorge on Tap in The Dalles
Enjoy a drink and presentation about Preserve the Wonder and other Friends programs.Learn More
Purchase Linocuts by Artist Sally Gilchrist
A portion of proceeds goes to the campaign.Learn More
September 30: Go on a Steigerwald Shores Walk
Join us to hike the crown jewel of the campaign!Learn More
Preserve the Wonder 2017 Photo Contest
We're challenging you to capture your best-ever Gorge photos!Enter Photo Contest
Get a Preserve the Wonder IPA t-shirt!
Proceeds go to the campaign! T-shirts available in men's and women's sizes.Buy T-Shirt
What's Your Wonder?
Preserving the Wonder for Things We Hold Dear
Executive Director Kevin Gorman on Friends' land campaign and the interconnections of work and personal life.Read Story
Finding Wonder at Steigerwald
Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical day at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.Read Story