Outdoor Access for All: Exploring Safety, Equity & Inclusion in the Columbia Gorge and Beyond
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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News & Updates
May 13, 2021
Dan Hawk’s winning shot at Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful example of what decades of Gorge protection look like.
May 10, 2021
"Volunteer search & Rescue units are always underfunded and when you need them, you really need them."
April 28, 2021
"Ensuring equitable access for all Oregonians to state parks and lands benefits us all," Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman stressed.
April 19, 2021
An Oregon state committee approved legislation that safeguards the public from bias and hate crimes committed on public lands.
- By Stan Hall
"Private logging companies should not be given free passes by government agencies to commercially log the Gorge’s most sensitive locations, like what happened here."
- By Stan Hall
Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.
In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.
Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.
May 12, 2021 - By Kevin Gorman
Volunteer Search & Rescue teams from the Six Scenic Area counties are a crucial part of safety net of first responders that we all depend on.
April 22, 2021 - By Peter Cornelison
Friends of the Columbia Gorge and it’s allies continue to notch impressive climate victories.
April 22, 2021 - By Greg Delwiche
Earlier this month, the Oregon State Senate Energy and Environment Committee amended and approved Senate Bill 289.