Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
The water crisis in Warm Springs gains support from coalition of conservation groups.
For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.
New policies address climate change, salmon streams, wetlands, and limit urban expansion.
Powerful political and economic forces are at odds over how resources, communities and growth in the Gorge should be managed.
Significant logistical challenges were posed for the U.S. Forest Service when it recently reopened the attraction for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A unanimous vote by the Columbia River Gorge Commission marks the first major change to urban boundary policy in more than three decades.
The project aims to restore 965 acres of floodplain habitat in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.