Working Together

Taking care of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management resources as well as providing services to visitors like you.


A man with a very dirty face and a wide grin after a day of volunteeringWe are always looking for a wide variety of knowledge and skills, including campground hosting, trail maintainence, trail ranger, fishery biology, clerical, photography, interpretation, visitor services and hydrology. From 16-year-old youths to senior citizens, our volunteers are all ages.


Trailhead volunteers talk with visitors at a trailheadOur partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents.

Tribal Relations

Historic Post Card of CRGNSAThe Forest Service consults with tribes on a government-to-government basis about proposed Forest projects. Through this consultation, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area builds productive working relationships with tribal leaders, government officials, and resource managers. 


Bridal Veil Creek full of large woody debrisVisit the Pacific Northwest Region Acquisition Management website to find out about contracting, procurements, property management, leasing, and federal grants and agreements.


Advisory Committees

Inter-agency group at a meetingThe Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is part of the Mt. Hood Willamette Resource Advisory Committee.  This advisory comittee reviews project proposals for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, and Willamette National Forest and adjacent lands.


Image of two hands about to shakeThe National Scenic Area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service to protect resources of the Columbia River Gorge on behalf of future generations for the “greatest good.” An Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Service is committed to diversity and helping people connect to the land. Learn more about jobs with the Forest Service.