Mission: To ensure strict implementation of the national scenic area act, which protects and provides for management of the national scenic area; to promote responsible stewardship of gorge lands; to encourage public ownership of sensitive areas; to educate the public on the unique values of the gorge; and by working with groups and individuals to accomplish mutual preservation goals.
Programs: Outreach and outdoor program - the organization works to inform and engage its members and the general public through education at events and seminars, stewardship projects on key lands, and public hikes throughout the gorge.
conservation - the organization works to protect the scenic and natural values of the gorge by protecting the air quality of the gorge, limiting sprawl and protecting forest and farmlands.
legal - when gorge resources are threatened by unlawful decisions and violations, the organization exercises its right to file legal challenges. Similarly, when gorge decision makers protect gorge resources by upholding the law, the organization helps defend the decisions against challenges by development interests.