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Present Duties

The Columbia River Gorge Commission was established by a bi-state compact between the states of Oregon and Washington in 1987. The commission was created in response to federal legislation that established the 300,000-acre Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in 1986. The purposes of the legislation are 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 by encouraging growth within existing areas and allowing future economic development elsewhere when consistent with the area’s important resources.

The commission works in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, six counties and four tribes to implement a regional management plan.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 730, White Salmon, WA 98672
Telephone: 509-493-3323
Fax: 509-493-2229
General E-mail:
Contact: Nancy Andring, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Nancy Andring
Records Officer E-mail: Nancy Andring
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 196.150
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog