Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom
View from Bridge of the Gods, spanning from Cascade Locks, OR to North Bonneville, WA. (photographer: Derek Markee)

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Monthly Enews - Keep updated on Friends' work, news stories, and upcoming events and volunteer activities.

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) | burt@gorgefriends.org (email) 

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News & Updates

The Columbian: Grappling With the Columbia Gorge

The Columbian: Grappling With the Columbia Gorge

August 16, 2020
In the Press

Powerful political and economic forces are at odds over how resources, communities and growth in the Gorge should be managed.

OPB: Reopened Multnomah Falls Might Preview the Gorge’s Post-Pandemic Future

OPB: Reopened Multnomah Falls Might Preview the Gorge’s Post-Pandemic Future

August 15, 2020
In the Press

Significant logistical challenges were posed for the U.S. Forest Service when it recently reopened the attraction for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Columbian: Crews Raise Hwy 14 As Part of Work to Restore Steigerwald Floodplain

The Columbian: Crews Raise Hwy 14 As Part of Work to Restore Steigerwald Floodplain

August 12, 2020
In the Press

The project aims to restore 965 acres of floodplain habitat in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Columbia Insight: Gorge Commission Reverses Course on Urban Expansion

Columbia Insight: Gorge Commission Reverses Course on Urban Expansion

August 12, 2020
In the Press

A unanimous vote by the Columbia River Gorge Commission marks the first major change to urban boundary policy in more than three decades.

Features

Plan Review: A Step in the Right Direction

Plan Review: A Step in the Right Direction

- By Stan Hall

Proposed changes to Gorge protection plan will address climate, urban sprawl.

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

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

Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action

Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

- By Stan Hall

Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.

Blog

Adapting Land Management for Uncertain Times

Adapting Land Management for Uncertain Times

September 24, 2020

This has been a year of change and adaptation at Friends--and not the slow kind.

Why Friends Is Pausing Fall Guided Hikes and Outings

Why Friends Is Pausing Fall Guided Hikes and Outings

September 14, 2020 - By Burt Edwards

Between the pandemic and historic wildfires, it's not a good time to be leading groups of hikers onto Gorge trails.

Your Voice is the Greatest Protector of the Gorge

Your Voice is the Greatest Protector of the Gorge

September 5, 2020 - By Ryan Rittenhouse

Conservation Organizer Ryan Rittenhouse asks you to comment this Tuesday, Sept. 8, on the Columbia River Gorge Commission's Management Plan.

A Life-Changing Experience: Releasing the Western Pond Turtle

A Life-Changing Experience: Releasing the Western Pond Turtle

August 27, 2020 - By Natasha Stone

A year ago, Community Engagement Specialist Natasha Stone was in radio, hearing about the annual western pond turtle release. Now she was taking part in one.

Upcoming Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: October

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: October

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: November

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: November

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: December

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.