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.
Ways to Get Involved
Donate to the Campaign
Donate now and have your gift matched.Donate
Preserve a Wonderful Acre Club
Your unique opportunity to leave a personal legacy of Gorge protection.Learn More
Jewels for the "Jewels of the Gorge"
Buy these unique campaign gifts and have the purchase amount matched!Learn More
Campaign Giving Thank-You Gifts
View a list of giving levels and corresponding thank-you gifts.Learn More
View Campaign Budget & Leadership
Learn how donations to the land campaign will be spent.Learn More
Visit Properties and View Videos
Properties MapView Map
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
Good's Woods | 50 AcresLearn More
Preserve the Wonder News
The Silver Fir and the Art of Patience
As the final stage of the campaign begins, executive director Kevin Gorman thinks about the nature of change.Read More
Finding Wonder at Steigerwald
Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical day at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.Read Story
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
VIDEO: Campaign News Feature
KATU (Portland) talks with executive director Kevin Gorman at Steigerwald Shores campaign property.Watch Video