Monthly Archives: September 2013

An Inspired Public Meeting.

Make your Mark on the Map

Marking the Map

At our public meeting on August 14th and 15th we asked attendees to make their mark on the map and describe what they would like to see added, changed, removed, or kept just the way it is at our state parks in the Gorge.

Oregon State Parks in the Gorge

Public Comments on the Map

Public Comments on the Map

If attendees didn’t fancy themselves the mapping types they were invited also to write their thoughts down onĀ  a survey provided at the beginning of the meeting. You can take the survey online.

Park planners then gave a presentation describing our process for planning state parks in more detail and what followed was an engaged discussion about what people feel is important about the Gorge.

What we heard over and over again is that people love the Gorge because it is a source of inspiration; to play outside, explore new places, learn about geology and history, connect with nature, to create. What we heard most is that the Columbia Gorge is a powerful place that inspires the soul and that it needs to be managed in such a way as to allow people to access it now and in the future. It became clear that both protecting and providing access to the Columbia River Gorge benefits local communities as well as park visitors.

Are you inspired by the Columbia River Gorge?

If you missed the meeting you can still share your comments with us by taking our online survey or leaving comments below. We will post the summary of our on-line survey in a few weeks.

West End Public Meeting at the Gresham City Library

West End Public Meeting at the Gresham City Library

Smith Rock State Park Master Plan

Join Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in Master Planning for Smith Rock State Park.

Tryon Naturalist Notes

Tryon Creek Management Unit

The Cove Rattler

A RANGER BLOG FOR THE COVE PALISADES STATE PARK

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Help make an Oregon State Park

Celebrate the Shore

2013 marks 100 years of Oregon's public shore.

Your Parks "Go Guide"

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Columbia River GORGEOUS

Ranger's blog for state parks in the Columbia River Gorge

Volunteer Voice

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Gorge Parks Plan

Comprehensive Planning for Oregon State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge