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The Columbian: Grappling With the Columbia Gorge

The Columbian: Grappling With the Columbia Gorge

August 16, 2020
In the Press

Powerful political and economic forces are at odds over how resources, communities and growth in the Gorge should be managed.

OPB: Reopened Multnomah Falls Might Preview the Gorge’s Post-Pandemic Future

OPB: Reopened Multnomah Falls Might Preview the Gorge’s Post-Pandemic Future

August 15, 2020
In the Press

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.

Columbia Insight: Gorge Commission Reverses Course on Urban Expansion

Columbia Insight: Gorge Commission Reverses Course on Urban Expansion

August 12, 2020
In the Press

A unanimous vote by the Columbia River Gorge Commission marks the first major change to urban boundary policy in more than three decades.

The Columbian: Crews Raise Hwy 14 As Part of Work to Restore Steigerwald Floodplain

The Columbian: Crews Raise Hwy 14 As Part of Work to Restore Steigerwald Floodplain

August 12, 2020
In the Press

The project aims to restore 965 acres of floodplain habitat in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

KOIN-TV: Where We Live: The Columbia River Gorge

KOIN-TV: Where We Live: The Columbia River Gorge

August 10, 2020
In the Press

KOIN-TV's Ken Boddie interviews Conservation Director Michael Lang (includes video).

Zoo-Reared Western Pond Turtles Released in Gorge

Zoo-Reared Western Pond Turtles Released in Gorge

August 5, 2020
In the Press

With the help of conservation partners and local wildlife agencies, the zoo has now returned these endangered reptiles to the wild at the Columbia River Gorge.

OPB: Oregon Parks Projects Will Benefit From New Outdoors Bill

OPB: Oregon Parks Projects Will Benefit From New Outdoors Bill

August 5, 2020
In the Press

When it was time to restore the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, now part of a popular hiking and biking route, much of the work was done with Land and Water Conservation funds.

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

July 16, 2020
In the Press

Mining permit for Washougal gravel pit in National Scenic Area calls for 340 truck trips, six days a week.

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