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Preserve the Wonder

A campaign to ensure the wonder of the Gorge endures forever

Preserve the Wonder
Click on the image above to view a video about Preserve the Wonder. (photographer: Kenji Sugahara)


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 Acres

Steigerwald Shores | 160 Acres

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Upland Oaks | 55 Acres

Upland Oaks | 55 Acres

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Cape Horn Vista | 58 Acres

Cape Horn Vista | 58 Acres

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Duncan Creek | 50 Acres

Duncan Creek | 50 Acres

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Turtle Haven | 64 Acres

Turtle Haven | 64 Acres

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Coyote Meadow | 10 Acres

Coyote Meadow | 10 Acres

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Lyle Peak | 25 Acres

Lyle Peak | 25 Acres

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Ways to Get Involved


Donate to the Campaign

Donate to the Campaign

Create your legacy by giving to the Preserve the Wonder campaign.

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Preserve a Wonderful Acre Club

Preserve a Wonderful Acre Club

Your unique opportunity to leave a personal legacy of Gorge protection.

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Campaign Giving Incentives

Campaign Giving Incentives

Thank-you gifts for your campaign giving.

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September 20: Gorge on Tap in The Dalles

September 20: Gorge on Tap in The Dalles

Enjoy a drink and presentation about Preserve the Wonder and other Friends programs.

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Purchase Linocuts by Artist Sally Gilchrist

Purchase Linocuts by Artist Sally Gilchrist

A portion of proceeds goes to the campaign.

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September 30: Go on a Steigerwald Shores Walk

September 30: Go on a Steigerwald Shores Walk

Join us to hike the crown jewel of the campaign!

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Preserve the Wonder 2017 Photo Contest

Preserve the Wonder 2017 Photo Contest

We're challenging you to capture your best-ever Gorge photos!

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Get a Preserve the Wonder IPA t-shirt!

Get a Preserve the Wonder IPA t-shirt!

Proceeds go to the campaign! T-shirts available in men's and women's sizes.

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What's Your Wonder?


Preserving the Wonder for Things We Hold Dear

Preserving the Wonder for Things We Hold Dear

Executive Director Kevin Gorman on Friends' land campaign and the interconnections of work and personal life.

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Finding Wonder at Steigerwald

Finding Wonder at Steigerwald

Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical day at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

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