The Columbia River Gorge Commission met yesterday, its first full meeting by Zoom, and it went well, tackling a number of tough subjects. The topics, which dealt with such things as whether or not there should be new restrictions on mining in the gorge and whether cideries would be allowed in the National Scenic Area, will be wordsmithed by staff into language for public comment and adoption at a later meeting. Lynn Burditt, head of the Forest Service in the gorge and who sits on the Gorge Commission, reminded everyone of the outdoor recreation closures.
The acres she mentioned were all those in the Mount Hood and Gifford Pinchot National Forests and other federal land in the Gorge. She also mentioned closures on the Historic Columbia River Highway.