Take an in-depth look at the conservation and stewardship work happening on the ground throughout the lower Columbia River region.
The quiet vastness of Klickitat Canyon. The lush greens of Astoria’s South Tongue Point. The dance of an American dipper along Wildboy Creek. We wish we could take each of you, our supporters, to these places to experience the beauty firsthand.
For now, while we hunker down in place together (but apart), we offer our 2020 Conservation Report as a tour across the lower Columbia River region in words, maps, and photographs. These are the places you helped us conserve and restore in 2019, and the places we are already conserving and stewarding in 2020. Of course, the trajectory and the tools of our work look different as we respond and adapt to this global pandemic. Yet our mission remains the same. We’re conserving the nature you love.
In 2019, your support led to some incredible feats of conservation and restoration. You conserved 270 acres of land, you removed 10,280 feet of fencing that restricted wildlife movement, and you reconnected 90 acres of historic floodplain for fish habitat, and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program* surpassed 6,000 properties enrolled and expanded into Clark County. You made our air and water cleaner. You contributed to natural climate solutions right where you live, and you saved wild places forever.
Explore the pages of this report for more project highlights and photos of the places, people, and wildlife at the heart of our work. Learn how we’re working to conserve places that will benefit wildlife and ensure clean air and water, and sustainable jobs on the land as our climate changes. Read why we’re investing time and resources to support a broader, more inclusive conservation vision for the Northwest.
As you’ll find in the pages of this report, you are making a difference in ways that are bold, local, and everlasting. Thank you.
*The Backyard Habitat Certification Program is a collaboration between Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon.