Land & Resources Management

This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about fire management, and available geospatial data.

Vista House and Gorge at sunset

Resources & Planning

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

  • Overall Plan & Monitoring 
  • Wild & Scenic River Plans
  • Recreation Plan & Strategy 
  • Travel Analysis
Bridal Veil Creek full of large woody debris


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 Columbia Gorge News.

Graphic: Visual of layers on a digital map.

Geospatial Data

Information about available GIS (Geographic Information System) data is available.   

A fire burns a grass field near the tree line

Fire Management

The Columbia River Gorge is a challenging and dynamic fire environment. The Forest Service employs highly skilled and productive experienced fire team. 

Key Contacts


Land Management Planner​

Planning/Natural Resources Staff Officer
Casey Gatz
(503) 319-1300

Recreation Staff Officer
Stan Hinatsu
(541) 308 1708