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.
The Oregonian: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge
October 29, 2019
Last month, the inaugural group of 16 baby turtles, who were captive-reared for their first year at the Oregon Zoo, were released at the site.
The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit
October 8, 2019
Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.
EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)
October 7, 2019
Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.
NRDC: The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Gorge
September 30, 2019
Since a dangerous rail accident in 2016, local residents have served as a fierce check on the fossil-fuel industry's growth in the Pacific Northwest.