The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) is a bi-state commission that works to establish, implement and enforce policies and programs that protect and enhance the scenic, natural, recreational and cultural resources of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (NSA). CRGC’s territory overlaps with the accredited Friends of the Columbia Gorge. The CRGC adopted its first climate plan,the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), in 2022, after more than a year of effort collaborating with tribes, regional partners and the public. One of many strategies adopted in the CCAP is centered around protection of High Climate Resilience Areas. Throughout the development of the CCAP, Friends and CRGC worked in a highly collaborative fashion to share GIS data and make recommendations for land protection goals. The end result is a shared set of geographic priorities centered around climate resilience for both the CRGC and Friends. Community outreach was also a critical aspect of developing the CCAP, and another area of collaboration between the two groups. Friends helped with outreach by connecting CRGC staff with leaders, community groups and communications forums to the local Latino community. This included a series of workshops and listening sessions focused on simplifying and translating the complexities of the CCAP for these audiences. CRGC also actively worked with tribal partners to focus on First Foods and cultural resource protection. The session will share information on our approach, lessons learned and the value that land trusts can bring to agency climate planning.