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Klickitat Canyon Conserved!

An 11,000-acre vision, 12 years in the making 

Get an eagle's-eye view of the stunning Klickitat Canyon with this cinematic aerial video.

You made the difference in conserving this place.

We're thrilled to share that Columbia Land Trust, in partnership with SDS Lumber Company, has successfully conserved nearly 4,900 acres along the Klickitat River Canyon—by far the largest success through acquisition in the Land Trust’s 30-year history
 
The newly conserved land completes the nearly 11,000-acre Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area, representing the final step of a multiphase effort and the culmination of 12 years of planning, research, fundraising, and partnership. The conservation area will benefit forest health, fire and climate resilience, carbon sequestration, jobs and economic opportunity, and exceptional wildlife habitat for hundreds of wildlife species, from mountain goats to salmon.

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The forested canyon lands are the ancestral lands of the Yakama people—a rugged and scenic place of great ecological and cultural significance. The vision for conserving Klickitat Canyon was developed with support from the Yakama Nation. 

Landmark achievements at this scale are only possible when people and organizations come together over shared values and commit for the long haul. Your time, energy, and dedicated support allow us to build and hold relationships, conduct science, and ultimately conserve invaluable places like Klickitat Canyon. Thank you.


Read our full press release to learn more about this project and our incredible project and funding partners, see how this week's U.S. House vote on the Great American Outdoors Act could ensure more conservation like this, and check out our aerial tour video. 
Photo: An aerial view of dramatic basalt pillars that form canyon walls along the Klickitat River, running grey with glacial melt from Mount Adams and the Goat Rocks. Video and stills by Brady Holden
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