Land & Resources Management

Workers in hard hats on a lumber bridge near a flowing river.This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data.

Here is how we organized our information:


Scenic Area Planning

Look here for planning documents that guide how we manage the National Scenic Area. The focus is at a broad scale:

  • Scenic Area Management Plan & Monitoring Reports (Submit your input to Gorge2020)
  • Wild and Scenic River Management Plans
  • Recreation Management Strategy & Reports
  • Travel Analysis Report & Supporting Documents

Current Projects

Find information here about specific projects that the Scenic Area is evaluating, planning, or actively doing. Legal notices about current projects are also published in the Hood River News.

  • Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Projects Documentation ~ and supporting maps and documents

Resource Management

  • Other projects and program information including: Fire Management, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Recreation Management and more.

Geospatial Data

  • Download GIS (Geographic Information System) data.

Fire Management

The Columbia River Gorge is a challenging and dynamic fire environment. Columbia River Gorge Fire Management employs a highly skilled and productive staff of experienced and competent wildland firefighters 


Protecting Pikas and Salamanders

A pika among moss covered, talus rocks.

Staying ON the trails and OFF the talus in the Gorge is critical to protect rare plants and animals.

Key Contacts