Columbia River Gorge Commission

Present Duties

Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge Commission works to protect the unique resources of the gorge on both sides of the river. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Columbia River Gorge Commission was established by a compact between Oregon and Washington in 1987 in response to 1986 federal legislation establishing the 300,000-acre Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The commission works in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, six counties and four tribes to implement a regional management plan to protect and provide for the enhancement of the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge and to protect and support the area’s economy.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 730, White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone: 509-493-3323
Fax: 509-493-2229
Contact: Krystyna Wolniakowski, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Nancy Andring 
Records Officer Email: Nancy Andring
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 196.150
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