Moderate: 5 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain
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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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | email@example.com (email)
News & Updates
The Oregonian: U.S. Forest Service Closing All Trails in Columbia River Gorge
March 26, 2020
Trails managed by Friends of the Columbia Gorge will also close to the public.
New Faces at Friends
March 3, 2020
Meet four new additions to Friends' Board of Directors.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Nature + Nurture Photo Contest
November 12, 2019
Friends' fifth annual photo contest celebrates the connection between nature and the cultures and communities that make the Gorge a vibrant place to visit and live.
PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant
November 1, 2019
A coalition of groups have requested a hearing to challenge Perennial Wind Chaser’s proposed 415-megawatt fracked gas-fired power plant, near Hermiston, OR.
Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience
With the current trajectory of climate change, volunteers know it’s more important now than ever to make every action be impactful and to work together toward collective change.
Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action
Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.
Inspiring the Next Generation
- By Stan Hall
Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.
Natural Places Are a Source of Peace During Difficult Times
March 26, 2020 - By Sophia Aepfelbacher
It’s more important than ever that we protect the Gorge from coal and oil transport.
Executive Director's Letter: What Are You Doing With Your Moment?
March 26, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman
Kevin Gorman: As Friends turns 40, we must push ourselves to look beyond the familiar faces and strategies that brought us to this point.
Looking Out for Our Neighbors, Looking Out for Gorge Trails
March 25, 2020 - By Dan Bell
Connecting Safely & Responsibly with Nature
March 22, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman
Executive Director Kevin Gorman: Crowds on Gorge trails could pose a health risk to hikers and local communities.