Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.
Powerful political and economic forces are at odds over how resources, communities and growth in the Gorge should be managed.
Significant logistical challenges were posed for the U.S. Forest Service when it recently reopened the attraction for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project aims to restore 965 acres of floodplain habitat in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
A unanimous vote by the Columbia River Gorge Commission marks the first major change to urban boundary policy in more than three decades.
KOIN-TV's Ken Boddie interviews Conservation Director Michael Lang (includes video).
With the help of conservation partners and local wildlife agencies, the zoo has now returned these endangered reptiles to the wild at the Columbia River Gorge.