Resources & Downloads

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 130
Portland, OR  97213-1443
ph: 503-249-5770, fax: 503-249-5773


Building in the National Scenic Area Handbook

DISCLAIMER: This handbook provides guidance about requirements for developments that are seen from Key Viewing Areas to blend into the landscape. It does not cover National Scenic Area regulations that protect the natural, cultural, or recreational qualities of the Gorge.

Following the recommendations in this handbook does not guarantee that the project complies with Scenic Area Regulations. Your review agency will look at the specific facts of your development proposal and of your project site. You may be asked to modify your proposed project to ensure that it meets regulations.

The electronic version of the color chart and copies of the color chart produced by color copiers and printers distort the colors that are found in the original color chart. For an accurate copy of the color chart or the entire Handbook, please contact the Columbia River Gorge Commission or your local county planning department.


Clark County Community Development

1300 Franklin Street, P.O. Box 9810
Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
ph: 360-397-2375, fax: 360-397-2011


Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200
Portland, Oregon 97232
ph: 503-238-0667, fax: 503-235-4228


Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

P.O. Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801
ph: 541- 276-3165, fax: 541-276-3095
Tribal Newspaper: Confederated Umatilla Journal


Historic Columbia River Highway I-84 Corridor Strategy

Note:  The I-84 Corridor Strategy is a large document (about 10MB).  It is probably faster to download to your hard drive and view, rather than view on-line.


Hood River County Planning Department

601 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031
ph: 541-387-6840, fax: 541-387-6873


Klickitat County Planning Department

Annex I, 228 W. Main, MS CH-17
Goldendale, WA 98620
ph: 800-765-7239 or 509-773-5703, fax: 509-773-6206


Land Use Application Form

PDF Version


Land Use Application Form

Microsoft Word document in which you can type your information on the form.


Multnomah County Land Use & Transportation Program

1600 SE 190th Avenue, Suite 116
Portland, OR 97233
ph: 503-988-3043, fax: 503-988-3389


Nez Perce Tribe

P.O. Box 305
Lapwai, ID 83540
ph: 208-843-7328, fax: 208-843-7329
Tribal Newspaper:  Ta'c Tito'oqan


One Front Door to Washington Outdoors

Washington State’s one-stop site to make getting information easier for consumers.


Oregon Department of Energy

625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3737
ph: 503-378-4040, fax: 503-373-7806


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

811 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR  97204-1390
ph: 503-229-5696, fax: 503-229-6124


Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

635 Capital Street NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR  97301-2540
ph: 503-373-0050, fax: 503-378-5518


Oregon Department of Transportation

355 Capital Street NE
Salem, OR  97301
ph: 888-275-6368, fax: 503-986-3432


Oregon Energy Coalition

811 1st Avenue, Suite 305
Seattle, WA  98104
ph: 206-621-0094; fax: 206-621-0097
Portland Office
ph: 503-851-4054


Oregon Explorer Natural Resource Library

Type in "Portals" in the search box


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR  97301
ph:  503-986-0722


Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR  97301
ph: 503-986-0671, fax: 503-986-0793


Oregon Water Resources Department

725 Summer Street NE, Suite 360
Salem, OR  97301
ph: 503-986-0900, fax: 503-986-0904


Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

775 Summer Street NE, Suite 360
Salem, OR  97301-1290
ph: 503-986-0178, fax: 503-986-0199


Other Contacts

The Conservation Registry

Oregon Environmental News at


Recommended Plant List

Suggested plant species for landscaping and enhancing your property. In the National Scenic Area, we encourage the use of native species and urge you to consider a variety of factors when selecting plant species, such as water needs, fire behavior, and wildlife habitat value. 


Scenic Resources Implementation Handbook

Building in the Scenic Area


Skamania County Planning & Community Development

Courthouse Annex, P.O. Box 790
Stevenson, WA 98648
ph: 509-427-3900, fax: 509-427-3907


The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, Washington 98948
ph: 509-865-5121, fax: 509-865-5749
Tribal Newspaper: Yakama Nation Review


The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

1233 Veterans St.
Warm Springs, OR 97761
ph: 541- 553-1161, fax: 541-553-1924
Tribal Newspaper: Warm Springs Spilyay Tymoo


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

333 SW 1st Avenue, #200
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR  97208-2946
ph: 503-808-5150


U.S. Department of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration
905 NE 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97232
ph: 503-230-3000


U.S. Department of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration
Olympia Regional Office
5420 Trosper Road SW
Olympia, WA  98512-5623


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region

911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
ph: 503-231-6119


Underwood Conservation District Landowner Handbook

General guidance for private landowners in Klickitat and Skamania Counties. 


USDA Forest Service

902 Wasco Ave., Suite 200
Hood River, OR 97031
ph: 541-308-1700, fax: 541-386-1916


USDA Forest Service

333 SW 1st Avenue
P.O. Box 2632
Portland, OR  97208
ph: 503-808-2468, fax: 503-808-2210


Wasco County Planning & Development

2705 E 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
ph: 541-506-2560, fax: 541-506-2561


Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

111 W. 21st Avenue
P.O. Box 48343
Olympia, WA  98504
ph: 360-586-3065, fax: 360-586-3067


Washington Department of Ecology

P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA  98504-7600
ph: 360-407-6000, fax: 360-407-6989

Managing yard waste instead of burning it -


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA  98501-1091
ph: 360-902-2200, fax: 360-902-2156


Washington Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47000
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA  98504-7000
ph: 360-902-1000


Washington Department of Transportation

Transportation Building
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
P.O. Box 47300
Olympia, WA  98504-7300
ph: 360-705-7000 


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

1111 Israel Road SW
Olympia, WA  98504-2650
ph:  360-902-8844 (information center)


Washington SW Clean Air Agency

11815 NE 99th Street, Suite 1294
Vancouver, WA  98682
ph: 360-574-3058 


Welcome to the Gorge Landowner Brochure

A guide for landowners in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Woodland Landowner Guidance

Woodland Fish & Wildlife is a partnership of multiple agencies working in Oregon and Washington. They publish several short guiding documents for private landowners interested in wildlife habitat. Click here to visit their website.