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

Film: Land of Yakamas

Exploring humans’ connection to the earth and our responsibility to future generations

We are excited to share the powerful new Land of Yakamas film, produced by the Yakama Nation, whose native lands extend along the Cascade Range and the Columbia River.

“Our tribe, we believe in the importance of everything, from the smallest insect to the largest bird, and that where we live, everything is connected. The Klickitat River, the White Salmon River, the Wind River…all these rivers, are tributaries of Nchi’-wana, the Columbia River, which in our ways and our beliefs, is the main artery of this land," said Elaine Harvey, Yakama Nation Hydro Systems Oversight Coordinator and Land Trust Board Member. Watch the film.

Caring for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat

Tips from the experts at Backyard Habitat

As our region continues to face rising temperatures and excessive heat warnings, check out these tips on caring for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat, from Backyard Habitat Certification Program. Explore the tips.

Your Conservation Legacy

Support Columbia Land Trust with a planned gift

Did you know that August is Make-A-Will month, and that wills are an unexpected and effective way to support Columbia Land Trust's work to conserve the Northwest nature you love? When outlining our Conservation Agenda, the scope of work demands looking many years into the future and considering a variety of possible scenarios. We think it is important to extend the same thoughtfulness to planning for the future of the people and places you love at an individual level.

That’s why we are excited to introduce a free and fast online will-writing tool from our partners at FreeWill. Write or update your will today.

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Fostering Forests

The Land Trust’s Pine Creek East Natural Area sits along the southeastern flank of Mt. St. Helens and is a mosaic of forest stands, ranging from young to mature. We employ forestry strategies with the goals of increasing biodiversity, fostering forest health, and supporting endangered species including northern spotted owls, bull trout, and gray wolves. In areas currently void of trees, efforts are underway to plant Douglas-fire, western red cedar, western hemlock, and western white pine trees that will be thinned and managed toward the long-term goal of helping develop the complex characteristics of a natural, old-growth forest.

#RecreateResponsibly Updates Guidelines

As the pandemic has evolved, the need to keep people safe outdoors has only grown, given record visitation to public lands and waters. Explore the new 2021 guidelines

We're Hiring!

Columbia Land Trust is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to join our team! Learn more and apply.
Pahto (Mt. Adams) photo from Land of Yakamas film

Backyard Habitat canopy photo by Cindy E.
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