Columbia River Gorge Commission

The Columbia River Gorge Commission is a bi-state compact agency that works in Oregon and Washington to protect the natural, cultural, scenic, recreation, and economic resources of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (NSA). The NSA was established by Congress in 1986. It is the largest NSA in the United States covering 85 miles of the Columbia River and 295,000 acres of public and private lands. The Commission reviews land use applications and issues permits for developments that are compatible with resource protection and with the treaty rights of four Columbia River tribes. As part of our stewardship responsibilities, the Commission is developing a Climate Change Action Plan to build strategies for resilience and mitigation in the NSA.


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