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East Cascades Oak Partnership

After 3 years, we have completed our strategic plan for the East Cascades Oak Partnership!

The East Cascades Oak Partnership is made up of dozens of people and allied organizations who know and care deeply about the region – not only its social and economic wellbeing, but the wellbeing of hundreds of species of plants and animals we share our home with.

Collectively, we recognize the importance of Oregon white oak systems to our quality of life and the species who inhabit these systems. This is why we've banded together, relying on more than 3,500 hours of peeled knowledge, resources, and well-vetted conservation strategies to help protect our region's prized Oregon white oaks and their surrounding habitats. For more information visit

Resilience Is In Our Nature

We are excited to share our short film, Resilience Is In Our Nature, was entered in to Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Columbia Land Trust does not take light the situations that are happening in our world and our communities. The goal of our short film was to share a visual story and some of the communities within Oregon we see, we work within, and we learn from. Whether it's putting a mask on and getting outside, learning how to thrive and grow while staying at home during a quarantine, or maintaining balance physically and mentally in local green spaces – this is the fabric of what makes our neighborhoods, our cities, and our state a special place to live. This is our community. 

Click here to watch Resilience Is In Our Nature.

The Ecology of Eagles

Join us for our first virtual event of the year happening on January 30 at 8:30 AM.

Eagles are an icon of our region and beyond. On Saturday, January 30, Columbia Land Trust Conservation Director, Cherie Kearney, and Frank Isaacs co-founder of The Oregon Eagle Foundation will share their expertise about bald and golden eagles in the Pacific Northwest. From the coast to Klickitat Canyon, we'll hear how the Land Trust is protecting critical habitat and food sources for these treasured species.

Visit our Tours & Events page to register and learn about our upcoming events.

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Upcoming Tours & Events

Hosting Mason Bees

Native, non-stinging mason bees can be your yard's most effective pollinators. Get ready for spring by joining us to learn all about mason bees!

Places of Pika

In the Columbia River Gorge, the adorable and resilient American Pika are making a comeback after the Eagle Creek fire. Join us in March to learn all about pika!

We will be offering virtual events every month this year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay tuned for details about upcoming events in 2021! 

Did You Know?

From the brackish waters of the Wallacut to the cold, gralcial-fed waters of the Klickitat, river otters can be found sliding, swimming, fishing, and playing in the wild channels of the Columbia River region. They can stay underwater for as many as eight minutes. And these North American river otters can even close their nostrils to keep water our during long dives! Read more about these playful creatures in our Species Spotlight.
Owl photo by Tiny Seed Photography

Oaks of the East Cascades photo by Doug Gorsline

Eagle photo by Brian Chambers

Mason bee photo by Crown Bees

Pika photo by Joe Bettis
Columbia Land Trust footer with phone number 360-696-0131 and email contact, plus the Land Trust Accreditation Commission "Accredited" logo.
Header image: Snowy Mt. Hood by Brian Chambers Photography. Spider web photo by Rollin Bannow. "Wonder" image by Brian Chambers Photography. Summit Creek photo by Paloma Ayala.
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