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:

Job Opening at Friends

Job Opening at Friends

We are hiring a Portland- or Hood River-based outdoor programs and communications specialist.

Knowledge Through Nature

Knowledge Through Nature

As her time with Friends comes to a close, Digital Communications Intern Alana Cogen reflects on her experience.

Empowering New Voices, Strengthening Gorge Advocacy

Empowering New Voices, Strengthening Gorge Advocacy

Friends partners with the University of Portland Immersive Environmental Justice program.


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."

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Events

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Easy: 2 miles | 100-ft. elev. gain