We are excited to share that our decades of projects and advocacy in the Columbia Gorge, including a major segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, is featured in the September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. Originally built as the first scenic highway in the nation in 1922, the Historic Columbia River Highway was a marvel of engineering elegance and scenic travel experiences. However, with the construction of Interstate 84, many sections were destroyed or disconnected. The creation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area sparked interest in the Historic Highway and kicked off a long-term project to reconnect it as a pedestrian and bicycle trail. After 40 years of effort, the historic route has been reborn as a state trail that gives hikers and cyclists new ways to enjoy this stunning landscape.
With a subscription to the magazine, you can read the full article in this month’s print issue or online (link in bio).