Bull Trout Habitat Near Mount St. Helens Conserved!
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We are so pleased to share some terrific news! On May 9, Columbia Land Trust purchased 2,330 acres of contiguous forestlands and critical riparian habitat on the southern flanks of Mount St. Helens. The purchase permanently conserves some nine miles of Pine Creek and its major tributary. This clear, cold-water mountain stream is prime habitat for bull trout, a threatened species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The purchase represents several years of coordinated efforts by Columbia Land Trust, Pope Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Skamania County to map an intelligent future for Mount St. Helens forestlands that balances the needs of Pacific Northwest people and communities with the habitat needs of Pacific Northwest wildlife. Read the full press release here.
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