Management Plan Consistency Reviews

Part of the Forest Service's role in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is to review certain projects for consistency with the Management Plan.  The projects listed here are projects which the Forest Service is reviewing for Scenic Area consistency and do not require National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation by the Forest Service.

Current reviews:

Steigerwald Habitat Restoration and Flood Control Project, CD-18-06-S

Underwood Conservation District, Little Wind River Phase IV Habitat Enhancement, CD-18-05-G

USFS-Interagency Eagle Creek Fire Emergency Response, CD-18-03-S

ODOT Tumult Creek Resource Enhancement, CD-17-08-G


Recently completed reviews:

USFS-Bridal Veil Creek Stream Restoration Project, CD-18-04-S

BPA Bonneville-Hood River Rebuild. CD-17-05-S

ODOT Mark O. Hatfield Wayfinding Signs, CD-18-01-G

USFS Eagle Creek Recreation Area Resource Enhancement, CD-18-02-S

ACOE Seufert Park Fence and Benches, CD-17-07-G

USFS Larch Mountain Trail Bridge, CD-17-06-S

USFS-WSDOT Donation Lot Line Adjustment, CD-17-09-S

Reeve Forest Practice. CD-17-02-S

Steigerwald Geotech 2017. CD-17-04-G

Hamilton Creek Restoration. CD-17-01-S

BPA-DNR Culvert Replacement. CD-17-03-S


Projects Currently in Implementation:

Catherine Forest Restoration. NEPA and Consistency Review were completed in 2007.


Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Cascade Locks Multi Use Trail System

Proposal to develop a environmentally sustainable multiple use trail system. Proposal would add 12 to 15 miles of new trail to an already existing system.

Klickitat River Mile 1 Recreation Management

Improve management of recreation and natural resources on National Forest System lands along the Wild and Scenic Klickitat River at river mile one, within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Little Wind River Phase IV Habitat Enhancement

The project would enhance habitat for ESA-listed Chinook salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, and steelhead trout through large wood installations utilizing a combination of helicopter, excavator and hand crew completing large wood placement

Analysis Completed

Bridal Veil Creek Stream Restoration

The purpose of this project is to restore stream function and floodplain connectivity to Bridal Veil Creek in the Bridal Veil Creek-Columbia River Priority Subwatershed and improve water quality.

Eagle Creek Restroom Renovation

This project would renovate the existing restroom at Eagle Creek Overlook, and replace the existing flush toilet facilities at Eagle Creek Trailhead and Campground with accessible vault toilets. Failing septic systems would be decommissioned.

Pioneer/Cape Horn Viewpoint Trail

Authorize a trail and trailheads in the Cape Horn Area.

On Hold

Wahclella Trailhead Vault Toilet

Proposal to construct a permanent double vault toilet facility at the Wahclella Falls Trailhead. The project would improve visitor services and address impacts from improper waste disposal at this site. The site is currently served by porta-potties.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.