Planning

Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) Management Plan

The Management Plan establishes the primary management direction for the Scenic Area, providing a framework for what we do and where it is done. All other plans tier to the management plan. 

Monitoring Reports

Monitoring reports document our management activities and accomplishments while comparing these actions to the Management Plan direction, as well as projected outputs.

Concurrence by Secretary of Agriculture

As required under the Scenic Area Act, the Columbia River Gorge Commission periodically transmits county ordinances or Management Plan revisions to the Secretary of Agriculture for review and concurrence.

Wild and Scenic River Management Planning

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for future generations. US Forest Service at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area manages two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Washington the Klickitat and White Salmon Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Related National Forest Management Plans

Interagency Recreation Management Strategy

Two people hike on a gravel trail in an open meadow-like area.The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a world renowned recreation destination for a multitude of outdoor activities. The popularity and diversity of recreation activities continues to grow through the promotion of tourism and a general increase in awareness. The demand for access to Gorge landscapes has increased, while the funding available for recreation planning, management, maintenance, and staff support has decreased.

The following report was prepared by an interagency team of recreation managers to assist public agencies in understanding the current state of recreation demand and land management capacity in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The report identifies several management strategies recommended as an interim solution until a more involved regional public planning effort is completed. The strategies contained in this report are working strategies, developed specifically to address the current needs and concerns of resource and recreation managers.  

Travel Analysis

Historic Highway parking area at Wahkeena Falls.The U.S. Forest Service completed a travel analysis report outlining existing road systems and identifying opportunities to achieve a more sustainable system of roads for Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

This travel analysis report is part of nationwide requirement involving national forests across the country.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/crgnsa/landmanagement/planning