Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For almost 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders. Learn more: gorgefriends.org/about
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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | email@example.com (email)
News & Updates
Columbia Gorge Climate Strike Week
September 16, 2019
The Gorge joins hundreds of locations, worldwide, calling for action to address the global climate crisis.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust Earns National Recognition
September 4, 2019
Friends Land Trust to be honored at national annual Land Trust Alliance gathering this fall.
Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Rock Mine Takes Hit at Hearing
August 22, 2019
Gorge Commission reverses 2018 county decision; Friends group seeks stop-work order on illegal mining.
The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine
August 13, 2019
The commission is considering its next steps regarding enforcement.
Maryhill Museum and Friends: A Collaboration Out of Plein Air
A Q&A with Steve Grafe, curator of the Maryhill Museum of Art
Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge
- By Becky Brun
Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit.
Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang
- By Erin Middlewood
Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.
Art Plants Seeds of Conservation
- By Erin Middlewood
Friends joined artists and poets for a panel discussion at the Conservation in Verse event.
Update on the Zimmerly Quarry: August 2019
August 22, 2019 - By Nathan Baker
Friends wins an important decision at Gorge Commission hearing, but questions remain about enforcement.
Changes "A-Boot" for Fall Guided Hikes Registration
August 22, 2019 - By Kate Lindberg
How Oregon Passed a Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill
August 22, 2019 - By Michael Lang
The Legislature acts three years after the Mosier derailment and spill.
The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page
June 27, 2019 - By Kevin Gorman
Friends and property owners cooperate on a development plan balancing historic preservation and the National Scenic Area.