27,600 acres conserved & counting

We care for the Northwest you love.

Our Work

Willapa Bay & Long Beach Peninsula
Number of Projects:
8
Acreage:
1032
Fact:
The green sturgeon of Willapa Bay are among the largest cartilaginous fish in the world, reaching seven feet in length and weighing up to 350 pounds.
Updates from the Field
Long Beach Peninsula Project Awarded Coastal Wetland Grant

Columbia Land Trust scored a major victory this week when its Long Beach Peninsula Wetlands Conservation Project was awarded a $914,375 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Columbia Land Trust will acquire and protect 400 acres of declining coastal wetlands, riparian areas and conifer forest on the Long Beach Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay,…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Number of Projects:
10
Acreage:
2903
Fact:
Washington’s only native oak, the Oregon white oak, can live more than 400 years and support more than 200 vertebrate species, including the state-threatened western gray squirrel.
Updates from the Field
Room to Grow

When it comes to mixed-conifer forests, more isn’t always better. It may seem counterintuitive, but in some cases the best way to restore a forest is to cut down a select number of trees.  Such was the case on an eight-acre stand within our Little White Salmon Conservation Area in Skamania County, Washington, where our stewardship…

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Clark County
Number of Projects:
7
Acreage:
262
Fact:
In the 1920s, Clark County was considered the prune capital of the world, which was then the nation’s most popular breakfast fruit. Today Sutter County, California claims the title.
Updates from the Field
The Way Back

This past Thanksgiving, Paula Larwick gathered river stones from the cool, mossy banks of Rock Creek in southwest Washington’s Dole Valley. Larwick’s granddaughter Veronica painted the stones and traded her artwork for socks to give to the homeless, save for a few. One tiny, pink rock, which bears the inscription, “Protect Our Earth” along with the…

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Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
12311
Number of Projects:
3
Portland & North Willamette Valley
Acreage:
72
Number of Projects:
5
Grays River
Acreage:
1596
Number of Projects:
10
Hood River
Acreage:
295
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River Gorge
Acreage:
332
Number of Projects:
7
The Dalles & Surrounds
Acreage:
345
Number of Projects:
3
Trout Lake Valley
Acreage:
290
Number of Projects:
3
Elochoman River
Acreage:
660
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River–The Lower 80
Acreage:
2177
Number of Projects:
12