27,600 acres conserved & counting

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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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Portland Metro Area & Backyard Habitat Certification
Number of Projects:
5
Acreage:
72
Fact:
The tallest of Portland’s 290 designated “heritage trees” is (naturally) a Douglas-fir. Located in Macleay Park, it was, at last check, 242 feet tall.
Updates from the Field
Changing Landscapes, Shifting Perspectives

Two years ago I enrolled in the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. I was curious about the signs I had noticed in front yards all over the city.  After gardening with native plants for over 15 years I decided to make it official and was glad to discover that the technician could grant me silver certification…

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Columbia River Gorge
Number of Projects:
7
Acreage:
332
Fact:
Typically an alpine species, a few American pika (the Northwest’s cutest critter) live in the Gorge—and no one knows why. Studies are determining how this mountain-loving species is adapting to lower elevations and higher temperatures.
Updates from the Field
[Volunteer Opportunity] 3rd Annual Big River Clean Up

North Bonneville, WA It’s time for our annual river cleanup event! Jump in a boat, join in a scavenger hunt, and remove odd debris from the Pierce Island shoreline. This gem of a Columbia Land Trust property sits in the middle of the Columbia River, touched by the towering shadow of Beacon Rock. Each year…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Acreage:
2903
Number of Projects:
10
Clark County
Acreage:
262
Number of Projects:
7
Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
12311
Number of Projects:
3
Grays River
Acreage:
1596
Number of Projects:
10
Hood River
Acreage:
295
Number of Projects:
4
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