Our decades of projects and advocacy in the Columbia Gorge, including a major segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, are highlighted in the cover feature of Landscape Architecture Magazine’s September issue. Originally built as the nation’s first scenic highway in the nation in 1922, it 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 kicked off a long-term effort to transform old highway segments into a pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects Portland to the communities of the National Scenic Area. The state trail is a centerpiece of experiences that immerse visitors in the stunning landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge.
With a subscription to the magazine, you can read the full article in the September 2022 print issue or online.