Monthly Archives: February 2015

OPRD Parks Commission Adopts Draft Gorge Plan

Marking the Map

Gorge MU Public Meeting I at the West Hatfield Trailhead

The Draft OPRD Columbia River Gorge Management Units Plan was unanimously approved by theĀ Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission on February 11, 2015.

Planning staff will now be working with counties in the Gorge for land use compatibility approval throughout 2015. Following this OPRD will apply to formally adopt the plan as state rule.

Additionally, OPRD will be developing detailed site plans for projects identified and prioritized in the plan as a next step in moving forward with these improvements and identifying potential funding. We will be posting information about these plans on the blog as it becomes available.

You can view the current Draft OPRD Columbia River Gorge Management Units Plan here:

Plan 1/2

PDF Part 1 (21mb)

Plan 2/2

PDF Part 2 (17mb)

Draft Gorge Plan Goes to OPRD Parks Commission for Adoption

Mayer State Park

Mayer State Park

The Draft Gorge Management Units Plan was presented to the public, partners, and staff in October 2014. The resulting comments have been incorporated into the plan for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission’s approval and adoption at the upcoming meeting February 11, 2015. If approved, planning staff will seek land use approvals with Gorge counties in early 2015 and then later this year formally apply to adopt the plan as state rule.

Please read the updated DRAFT Gorge Management Units Plan (1/20/2015) here:

2015_Gorge_MUP_cover

PDF – Part 1 (21mb)

2015_Gorge_MUP_7

PDF Part 2 (17mb)

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

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

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Gorge Parks Plan

Comprehensive Planning for Oregon State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge