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News & Updates
August 16, 2020
Powerful political and economic forces are at odds over how resources, communities and growth in the Gorge should be managed.
August 15, 2020
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.
August 12, 2020
The project aims to restore 965 acres of floodplain habitat in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
August 12, 2020
A unanimous vote by the Columbia River Gorge Commission marks the first major change to urban boundary policy in more than three decades.
- By Stan Hall
Proposed changes to Gorge protection plan will address climate, urban sprawl.
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.
September 24, 2020
This has been a year of change and adaptation at Friends--and not the slow kind.
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.
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.
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.