Adapting & Looking Forward
Friends' 2021-22 highlights
Beacon Rock on an autumn day. (photographer: Alderhill Design)

The 2021-22 fiscal year began when new cases of COVID-19 were at a relative low point. Normalcy appeared to be just around the corner. It ended at another point of hope, with Friends of the Columbia Gorge planning in-person events for the first time in over two years.

In between, we all experienced more difficult periods as the pandemic surged yet again. But we all continued to adapt to changing circumstances and carry on, doing all we could for the people and places we love.

For another year, Friends staff, board, members, volunteers, and activists persevered through challenging times, working together, and despite everything, making real progress in our commitment to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Columbia Gorge for future generations.

Below are some highlights of Friends' 2021-22 work and accomplishments. None of the following would have happened without your ongoing support, energy, and commitment to ensuring the Columbia Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all.

View a full PDF Copy of our 2021-22 Annual Report 
View Annual Report digital highlights for previous years: 2020-21 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 
View archive of Friends Annual Reports and Newsletters (PDF format) dating back to 1981

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

View a full PDF Copy of our 2021-22 Annual Report

Friends of the Columbia Gorge 2021-22 Annual Report

Feature Writing & Research: Cate Hotchkiss |

Editor: Betsy Toll |

Print Design: Kathy Fors and Kathleen Krushas |

Digital Design: Stan Hall |

Production & Management: Elizabeth Brooke-Wilbanks, Burt Edwards, Melissa Gonzalez, Fernanda Gwinner, Stan Hall, Paige Unangst |

Thanks to all who served as members of Friends of the Columbia Gorge Board of Directors and/or as trustees of Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust in 2021-22:

Board of Directors: John Baugher, Joe Campbell, Geoff Carr (secretary/treasurer), Greg Delwiche, Shari Dunn, Gwen Farnham, Pleschette Fontenet, Donald H. Friedman, Susie Greenebaum, John Harrison, Jen Lovejoy, David Michalek, Patty Mizutani, Annie Munch (Board chair), John Nelson, Carrie Nobles, Buck Parker (vice-chair), Lisa Berkson Platt, Kevin Price, Mia Prickett, Sarah Quist, Vince Ready

Land Trustees: John Baugher (land trust president), Pat Campbell, D'na Chase, Greg Delwiche, Natalie Edwards (advisor), Dustin Klinger, David Michalek (secretary/treasurer), Barbara Nelson, John Nelson,  Kevin Price, Rick Ray (advisor), Vince Ready

And a special thank you to all of the photographers whose work is featured in the print and digital editions (as respectively credited) of the report.