The Moss is Columbia Land Trust's monthly e-newsletter.

2,500 Acres of Working Forest Conserved Along Oregon Coast

Columbia Land Trust and other conservation organizations partner with GreenWood Resources

The recently announced project will protect working forestland along Highway 101, between the towns of Astoria and Seaside, from future development or subdivision, ensure tribal and public access, and preserve water quality through Columbia Land Trust’s purchase of a conservation easement. Read the announcement.

Wetlands & Works of Art

Art and nature intersect along the Grays River

Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis are a married artist team who live and work near the Grays River in Wahkiakum County, Washington. Their recent project, Palūs, focused on 55 acres of Sitka spruce swamp restored by Columbia Land Trust. Inspired by their daily walks alongside the wetland, their remote residency with Oxygen Art Centre in British Columbia contemplates flowing time, impermanence, and interdependence in this landscape ruled by tides. Anna and Kerry are delighted to count the Land Trust parcel and its many denizens as their neighbors, saying “We’ve always loved the alluring mystery of thicketed wetlands and dreamed of living near a nature preserve.” 

See more photos and read the blog or register to attend the virtual residency talk on October 23

Two Coastal Restoration Projects Kick Off

Forest thinning and wetland rejuvenation

Our stewardship team recently began two exciting restoration projects. At Kandoll Road North on the Grays River we are excavating about 3,000 cubic yards of material to create freshwater channels and ponds in an area that was previously fallow pasture. Further north at the Seal Slough property on the shore of Willapa Bay, we thinned 130 acres of dense Sitka spruce forest to expedite old growth conditions. We'll be sharing more as work continues and the properties begin to transform!

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Earthbound Journal

Looking to engage kids with nature? A friend of the Land Trust recently launched EarthBound Journal, a colorful quarterly magazine filled with incredible stories of Planet Earth that hopes to inspire young people to tend to and connect with our home. Learn more and subscribe.

Bootleg Fire Learnings

An article in The Guardian outlines learnings from Southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire, exploring how land management techniques can impact the movement of wildfires.
Read the story

Give More 24

Thanks to all who gave during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington's annual community giving day. We surpassed our goal and raised more than $32,000!!
Art photos by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis

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