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

Dry Creek Falls Shot Wins Grand Prize in Friends' Sixth Annual Photo Contest

Dry Creek Falls Shot Wins Grand Prize in Friends' Sixth Annual Photo Contest

May 13, 2021
Latest News

Dan Hawk’s winning shot at Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful example of what decades of Gorge protection look like.

After Gorge Rescue, Friends Encourages Public Support of Search & Rescue Efforts

After Gorge Rescue, Friends Encourages Public Support of Search & Rescue Efforts

May 10, 2021
Latest News

"Volunteer search & Rescue units are always underfunded and when you need them, you really need them."

Friends Applauds Oregon Senate's Action to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Friends Applauds Oregon Senate's Action to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

April 28, 2021
Latest News

"Ensuring equitable access for all Oregonians to state parks and lands benefits us all," Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman stressed.

Columbia Insight: New Law Would Ban Bias Offenders From Public Wilderness

Columbia Insight: New Law Would Ban Bias Offenders From Public Wilderness

April 19, 2021
In the Press

An Oregon state committee approved legislation that safeguards the public from bias and hate crimes committed on public lands.

Features

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

- 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."

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

- By Stan Hall

Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.

Blog

How We All Can Help Support Gorge Search & Rescue Teams

How We All Can Help Support Gorge Search & Rescue Teams

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.

Impressive Action on Climate

Impressive Action on Climate

April 22, 2021 - By Peter Cornelison

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and it’s allies continue to notch impressive climate victories.

Facing the Facts Around Nature and Ourselves

Facing the Facts Around Nature and Ourselves

April 22, 2021 - By Greg Delwiche

Earlier this month, the Oregon State Senate Energy and Environment Committee amended and approved Senate Bill 289.

Connecting Land, Connecting Communities

Connecting Land, Connecting Communities

April 22, 2021 - By Dan Bell

Friends joins "Oregon I Am" campaign to encourage Oregonians to safely connect with each other in a collective celebration of the land and communities across the state.

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Access for All: Exploring Safety, Equity & Inclusion

Outdoor Access for All: Exploring Safety, Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Outdoor Access for All: Exploring Safety, Equity & Inclusion in the Columbia Gorge and Beyond

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: June

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: June

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: July

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: July

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Gorge Commission welcomes everyone to attend Commission meetings.