Climate Change Action Plan

Draft Climate Change Action Plan

The Columbia River Gorge Commission is seeking public comment on the draft Climate Change Action Plan. The period to comment has been extended through August 9, 2022. -  LINK to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Climate Action Plan 2022 - Draft for Public Comment. For easier navigation and to enable bookmarks, you may want to download the draft Action Plan to your computer.

Please submit your comments to

Commission staff will host four virtual Question and Answer sessions to provide an overview of the Action Plan and address questions. There will also be public comment opportunities at our July 12th and August 9th Commission meetings. Agendas and materials are posted on the Commission website at least one week in advance of those meetings.

Draft Climate Change Action Plan: Public Q&A Sessions – Zoom Meetings. Registration is required to attend the Q&A Sessions. Each session has a separate meeting registration link.

          June 13: 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Zoom Meeting Link to Register
          June 16: 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Zoom Meeting Link to Register
The Commission identified the need for a climate action plan during the Gorge 2020 Management Plan update and included a new Climate Change chapter in the approved Plan.

LINK to Public Comments received through June 21, 2022


Staff Reports and Resources

March 8, 2022 - Draft Climate Chance Action Plan Staff Report
October 12, 2021 - Climate Change Action Planning Progress Report
September 23, 2021 - Climate Change Action Plan Overview
June 8, 2021 - Progress update on assessing vulnerabilities and setting criteria for prioritizing actions.
March 9, 2021 - Introduction to the climate change action planning process and approach.


For more information, please contact Jessica Olson, Natural Resources Planner.

Agricultural Lands in the Gorge: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate

Held: Tuesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 18th, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Meeting Materials:
Meeting Audio:
          Audio will be posted soon.

Forests in the Gorge: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate

Held: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Meeting Materials:
          Summary Meeting Agenda
          Attendee List
Meeting Audio:
          Audio A
          Audio B