Easy: 2 miles | 100-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
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."
June 1, 2020
Too often the U.S. conservation community has been silent on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors. This cannot continue.
May 19, 2020
Friends won Grady Britton’s $25,000 in-kind marketing grant in 2018.
May 7, 2020
Parks and trails in low-traffic areas have a path to re-opening.
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.
Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.
- By Stan Hall
Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.
The decades-long partnership working to return western pond turtles to the Gorge is an inspiring success story.
June 25, 2020 - By Dan Bell
June 25, 2020 - By Alana Cogen
Digital Communications Intern Alana Cogen reflects as her time at Friends comes to a close.
June 19, 2020 - By Alana Cogen
Digital Communications Intern Alana Cogen gives tips for working through adversity.
June 10, 2020 - By Sophia Aepfelbacher
Friends’ membership survey allows us to hear directly from our community of Gorge enthusiasts.