Columbia Gorge Commission Urban Area Policy Group

Oregon Consensus and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center conducted a convening assessment for The Columbia River Gorge Commission. The assessment explored opportunities to engage regional stakeholders in a collaborative effort to develop a comprehensive regional urban area policy for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The overall purpose of the project was to help build strong, vibrant communities within the protected landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, an iconic Northwest region known for its world-class recreation, stunning scenic beauty and collaborative resource protection. The project was supported by a grant from the Department of Land Conservation and Development.