Volunteers & staff en route to a tree-planting site along the Grays River. Photo by Doug Gorsline

We want to know you better. We want you to know us better. That’s why we’ve expanded our roster of volunteer days, tours, and outreach events, not to mention our social media channels and e-news offerings. From volunteer days to wildflower tours to Habitat pub nights, there are plenty of ways to know us and the Northwest better. Pick one (or two or three) and RSVP or sign up. Because more we all experience the Northwest together, the more we’ll all be invested in its future.

Sign up for the Moss enewsletter

Inboxes sure are crowded these days. So we’re committed to making sure The Moss is one e-newsletter you’ll be happy to receive. Volunteer days, tours, events, news, and a lot of fun: Our well-crafted bi-monthly e-newsletter is all about connection and celebration. Bring Northwest nature into your daily life. Sign up for The Moss. It covers everything.

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Volunteer in the Field

Columbia Land Trust’s volunteer program is in full swing, and the opportunities are (virtually) endless. Help us count amphibian egg masses, plant future forests, or clean up a Columbia River shore. Learn about our volunteer events.

Offer Your Talents or Your Time

We’re always looking for extra field hands, office help, photographers, people to make our events go smoothly, you name it. We can even create a customized day on the land for your business or community group. To get in touch, fill out this handy little form or reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Sam Schongalla. She’ll get back to you in a flash. She loves to find ways for people to pitch in. Or, check out our volunteer event listings here.

Take a Tour & Join the Fun

We like to keep our calendar of tours and events full, especially in the Northwest’s (somewhat) drier months. Please join us! Our tours are a fabulous, low-cost way to get out on our properties and to learn the inside story of  our work to make the Northwest better. We also host picnics and pub nights.  View all of our upcoming tours and events. Or email tour and events guru Hannah Carlton with questions.

Join the Backyard Habitat Program

BYH LogoLive in Multnomah County or Lake Oswego? Join our Backyard Habitat Program. Run in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Portland, the program encourages people to remove noxious weeds, plant with Willamette Valley native plants, and manage storm water, among other good gardening practices. Since 2009, some 2,000 people have signed up and 500 yards have become Certified Backyard Habitats. (Wow!) The program is getting a beautiful new website in July, which will tell you everything you need to know. Until then, you can email Backyard Habitat Program Manager Gaylen Beatty.