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Klickitat Canyon

In the News: Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area

News outlets throughout the Northwest covered the landmark completion of the 11,000-acre Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area

In late July, Columbia Land Trust succeeded in conserving nearly 4,900 acres of canyon forest, river frontage, and grasslands. The acquisition is the largest by acreage in the Land Trust’s 30-year history, and it also represented the third and final phase of an 11,000-acre conservation effort. In case you missed it, you can read the Land Trust’s announcement here. News of the newly completed Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area traveled far and wide. Check out the news coverage and view aerial footage of the Klickitat Canyon landscape. 
Crayfish Sampling at Wildboy Creek

In the Field: Crayfish Sampling

Join our interns as they sample streambeds for crayfish and mussels in the Washougal River system

On a warm July evening, Columbia Land Trust intern Gabe León installed crayfish traps at the Wildboy Creek conservation area in the upper reaches of the Washougal River system. Once at the surveying spots, León carefully prepared the traps by putting a small amount of dry cat food—yes, cat food—inside and then set them into the water to be checked in the morning. Learn more about what León and fellow intern Helen Gavrilov found!
Bald Eagle photo by Stephen Datnoff

Your Legacy In Conservation

FreeWill: A new resource from Columbia Land Trust to you

When you give to Columbia Land Trust, you leverage decades of experience, expertise, and relationships to accomplish meaningful, permanent conservation. When you make a gift to Columbia Land Trust through a will or living trust, you become a member of our Heritage Circle. As a member, you create a lasting legacy in conservation for generations to come. We invite you to join us to celebrate your support of the land, water, and wildlife of the Columbia River region.

August is National Make-A-Will Month and we've partnered with FreeWill to bring you a brand new resource: a free, online tool to help you write a legally valid will. Begin your will with FreeWill today!
During this time of physical distancing, show us the nature and wildlife you're observing close to home by tagging #FearlessNature to your social media posts!
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Upcoming Tours & Events

Our summer virtual tour series highlights conservation stories from the 5 ecoregions of the lower Columbia. Each region features an interactive virtual discussion and exclusive content to enjoy. Explore our first two virtual tours, The Coast and The Neighborhood on our site. 
Learn where we're going next & save your spot!


Virtual Heritage Circle
As a member of Columbia Land Trust’s Heritage Circle, your planned gift creates a lasting legacy in conservation. Join us to celebrate your support of the land, water, and wildlife of the Columbia River region. Learn more!


State of the Land Trust
Join us virtually for State of the Land Trust as we share recent accomplishments and our vision for conservation in the Northwest. Read more & register.
Klickitat Canyon photo by Doug Gorsline


Wild Splendor 2020
Wild Splendor is going virtual! Save the date, and sign up today.
Western Meadowlark photo by Brian Chambers Photography

Did You Know?

The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of Oregon! Western meadowlarks and eastern meadowlarks were once considered the same species, but now they are distinguished by their calls. The western meadowlark is a critical sensitive species in Oregon, meaning that its conservation is crucial or else it may be listed as endangered. Learn more.

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Header image: Barn doors at Columbia Stock Ranch. Signal Crawfish photo by Helen Gavrilov. Eagle photo by Stephen Datnoff. Western meadowlark photo by Brian Chambers Photography.
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