After living and working abroad for 35 years, Carole Beauclerk always assumed she would move to Thailand when she retired. But Carole's plans changed when she came to Portland and visited the Columbia Gorge for the first time. The diversity of environments and ecosystems captivated Carole, along with the Gorge's unpredictable changes of weather and scene. Carole welcomes changes in weather and topography, but she hopes the Gorge itself will remain as it is for coming generations to enjoy. Carole enthusiastically supports Friends' programs to encourage people to learn about the Gorge and experience all that it offers. She is choosing to leave a legacy to Friends because she views our legal strategies and conservation work as crucial to the long-term protection of the Columbia Gorge. We deeply appreciate Carole's commitment and vision. Legacy gifts like Carole's help ensure that the Columbia Gorge will remain wild and scenic for years to come.