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:

A Brief but Brilliant Legacy of Service to the Columbia Gorge

A Brief but Brilliant Legacy of Service to the Columbia Gorge

On July 12, the Gorge community lost a friend, neighbor, and dedicated volunteer with the sudden passing of Colin Zylka.

Persistence & Commitment to a Continuous Journey

Persistence & Commitment to a Continuous Journey

Stewardship Volunteer Coordinator Mika Barrett on Friends' diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenge.

What You Don't See: 40 Years of Gorge Protection

What You Don't See: 40 Years of Gorge Protection

Conservation Director Michael Lang on the visible legacy of Gorge protection work.


This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

News & Updates

This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

"One thing that hasn’t changed …is the need for us all to do our part in protecting the Columbia Gorge from catastrophic fires."

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 1

Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 1

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.