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:

October 27: Chúush Fund Webinar

October 27: Chúush Fund Webinar

Learn about a Columbia Gorge Treaty Tribe's devastating water crisis and how you can help.

Gorgeous Wildlife Webinar Series: Bats

Gorgeous Wildlife Webinar Series: Bats

On Oct. 29 learn about the usefulness of Pacific Northwest bats and the deadly threat they face.

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.


Connections, Perspectives, and Inspirations in the Gorge

Blog Post

Connections, Perspectives, and Inspirations in the Gorge

Thursday, October 22, 2020

No one family, background, or perspective can completely capture the Gorge in its entirety, but taken together their collection of experiences reveal the Gorge’s ability to connect.

Gorgeous Wildlife Series: Bat Conservation in the Gorge

Events

Gorgeous Wildlife Series: Bat Conservation in the Gorge

Thursday, October 29, 2020

In celebration of International Bat Week, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is hosting a webinar about bat conservation to shed light on these dark, mysterious, flying mammals that are significant pollinators and pest controllers.