Gorge Scenic Area planning grant uncertain

A grant that helps fund Hood River County land use planners’ implementation of federal Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area rules may get cut, leaving questions as to which agency will handle certain permits for new development.

Since the 1990s, the county has received state dollars to offset the costs of administering the Scenic Area land use ordinance. The money, currently set at $40,000 per year, comes from the Oregon Legislature through the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and then flows directly to the county through a grant process.

Source: Gorge Scenic Area planning grant uncertain | Hood River News