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Taper-tip Onion photo by Doug Gorsline
Flammulated Owl Photo by Stolz Gary M, USFWS on Pixnio

Hooting for Flammulated Owls

Join our staff on a night-time audio survey in search of the elusive, and adorable, flammulated owl.


As the warm sun set over Klickitat Canyon in the East Cascades, Natural Area Manager Lindsay Cornelius, Stewardship Assistant Sanoe Keliinoi, and Conservation Lead Nate Ulrich prepared to go to work. The crew packed audio equipment, datasheets, and warm clothing into their bags, opened up their map, and set out into the dark forest. Nighttime is the right time to hoot for flammies! Learn what our staff found and experienced during the survey.
John Day River area, photo by Lindsay Cornelius
2020 Camping Resources

A short guide to camping around the Northwest this summer.


Camping is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family while experiencing the great outdoors up close. Camping can also be a great activity and a resource for self-reflection, stress relief, and connecting with nature. As we continue to navigate a global pandemic, we want to support you engaging in outdoor summer fun as safely and responsibly as possible. We've assembled a short camping guide to help you embark on summer camping trips while also staying safe and up-to-date with public health guidelines. Learn more.

You Make the Difference

Your gift today can restore forests critical for wildlife habitat. 


Until the late 1800s, upland forests like ours along the North Nemah River provided critical habitat, providing benefits to threatened species, including Olympia oysters and marbled murrelet. These upland forests were then cut and replanted, again and again. The goal of our work is to restore conserved lands to a more natural state for the health of the region’s rivers and forests. A place where water runs cool and clear for salmon. A place where wildlife has room to roam. A place integral to the Northwest. Join Columbia Land Trust and make a gift today to restore critical wildlife habitat for generations to come! 

The Collins Foundation is matching 100% of gifts from new donors and 100% of increased giving from current donors up to $40,000. Make a gift today and double the impact of your giving! 
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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. Learn more & register! You can still explore our first virtual tour, The Coast, on our site. 
 

7/30/2020

Virtual Event #2: The Neighborhood
11:00 am | Free!

Our next stop is the neighborhoods of the Willamette Valley & Puget Trough ecoregion. Join us in exploring urban landscapes, community conservation, and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.
 

10/1/2020

Wild Splendor 2020
Wild Splendor is going virtual! Save the date, and register today.
Intact cedar stump found near Willapa Bay

Check This Out!


Coastal Land Steward Austin Tomlinson and his pal Porter stumbled upon a cedar stump with a 15-foot diameter near Willapa Bay. Learn more about the area!

Did You Know?

The Great Blue Heron is the official bird of Portland! These birds are highly adaptable and will eat almost anything from fish and insects to rodents and snakes. Great Blue Herons are common throughout all seasons in the PNW! Learn more.

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Header image: Taper-tip Onion, photo by Doug Gorsline. Flammulated Owl photo by Gary M Stolz, USFWS on Pixnio. Great Blue Heron photo by Brian Chambers Photography. Black bear photo by David Moskowitz
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