The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) is a regional, national and international destination for tourism and recreation. Recreation opportunities are dispersed over multiple landscapes and management jurisdictions. This article identifies a specific management strategy - the development of an interagency team - to deal with increased recreation use in developed high use recreation settings. The approach used for this strategy was to build a unified team of resource managers that can work together across jurisdictions. The interagency team examined recreation conditions and concerns in the CRGNSA and how they were changing over time. Each agency discussed their planning, existing delivery services, standard operating procedures and resource conditions. Strategies were developed to address the concerns, taking into account the existing resources of each agency. This unique, bi-state, multi-jurisdictional methodology is unique in itself, and has developed into an engine of change for both recreation users and providers.