Sustainable Trail Co-Visioning

View of hiker legs and boots along a trail

What makes a trail network sustainable? How can these key elements be incorporated into future planning efforts for the Columbia River Gorge’s world-class trails? These are among the questions that drove the U.S. Forest’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to launch a cooperative visioning effort with partners. The cooperative visioning effort began by engaging numerous state and federal agencies, non-profit, and tribal organizations in a questionnaire to establish baseline information about perspectives on elements of trail planning.

We want to share what we heard with the public, to build a shared understanding and common vision of a socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable trail system in the Gorge. All are welcome to attend a public meeting to share insights from a partner questionnaire on topics including:

  • Key concepts for trail placement and management
  • Protecting soils, water features, ecological sensitive areas, and fish/wildlife
  • Visitor needs and preferences
  • Trail system characteristics and connectivity 
  • Access, parking, and potential unintended consequences

USFS Columbia River Gorge Sustainable Trails Co-Visioning Event

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion, 395 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

To learn more and reserve a (free) seat, please visit the EventBrite site: