Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all—is at the core of what we do. We are Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Columbia Gorge for future generations.

Get Involved

Friends’ conservation work is driven by members, volunteers, and activists. There are many ways to join our community of Gorge enthusiasts. Here are some ways to get started:

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

On June 9, the Oregon House passed Senate Bill 289. The measure now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signature.

Work for Friends

Work for Friends

We are hiring for the position of Conservation Organizer. Application deadline is June 16.

"A Climate of Change" Webinar

We teamed up with Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network to discuss efforts to safeguard Gorge communities from the effects of climate change.


Kathy Tack: Protecting the Gorge's Past & Future

Blog Post

Kathy Tack: Protecting the Gorge's Past & Future

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Thank you to Kathy Tack for protecting the Gorge's past and future!

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: July

Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: July

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.