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Black Nature

Honoring Black History Month through Black culture in nature.

Camille T. Dungy has collected nearly 200 poems by Black poets about nature in what she calls the first of its kind in her book, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry. This genre has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole.

Read our latest blog to learn more about this anthology of nature poems by Camille T. Dungy

Sandhill Cranes

Our latest edition of our Species Spotlight is out now on sandhills cranes.

Did you know that sandhills cranes are listed as one of the tallest birds in the Northwest? Whether you see flocks of them filling the sky or foraging in fields, sandhill cranes have a majestic beauty about them that calls your attention. Since 2016, Columbia Land Trust has managed a 527-acre property in the Vancouver Lake Lowlands, a site also known as Cranes’ Landing that attracts sandhill cranes in record numbers. The cranes have adapted to these fields for staging and feeding making the area a major pitstop and wintering ground along the Pacific Flyway.

Read our latest Species Spotlight for more information about sandhill cranes.

Evergreen Circle Celebration

Join us for a special event on March 30th to celebrate our sustaining monthly-giving donors.

Evergreen Circle recognizes our sustaining monthly-giving donors who have pledged an ongoing commitment to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region.

We invite our current Evergreen Circle members to join us for a unique virtual event in appreciation of the conservation you make possible. We'll join Land Trust Conservation Director Dan Roix to learn about the five distinct ecoregions within our service area and the conservation areas within them.

You can become a member of Evergreen Circle today! If you are interested in learning how your support can make a difference, please join us for our upcoming Evergreen Circle Celebration event.

Register today!

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Upcoming Tours & Events

Hosting Mason Bees

Did you know native mason bees pollinate 95% of the flowers they visit? Join us this Saturday, February 20th for our virtual event to learn all about these extremely effective native pollinators and how you can host your own. Register today!

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?

Mason bees are one of the most well-known of the 4,000 bee species in North America. They are one of the first bees you will see in the spring and are active from around February to early April. These species of bees are called mason bees because, in a sense, they do masonry work in building their nests. Learn much more about these bees at our free virtual event, Hosting Mason Bees, this Saturday, February 20th.
Sandhill cranes photo by Brian Chambers

Mason bee photo by Crown Bees

Pika photo by Joe Bettis

Mason Bee on Allium photo by Randy Bjorklund
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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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