Press Room - Columbia Land Trust

Welcome to the Press Room. For all media requests, please email Communications Director Jay Kosa. He’s also the go-to person for comments about Fieldbook, or any of our other outreach materials. (Don’t hesitate to drop him a line. He’s happy to help.)

In the News

Here, you’ll find the archive of news stories featuring Columbia Land Trust and our work. View Press Clips


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Conservation Report: 2018-2019

Download our 2018-2019 Conservation Report for a comprehensive look at our recent successes and upcoming projects.

View the previous conservation reports:
2017-2018 Conservation Report
2016-2017 Conservation Report
2015-2016 Conservation Report  


Annual Report: 2018

Download our 2018 Annual Report for a high-level overview of the impact you make when you support local conservation and restoration through Columbia Land Trust. We publish these brief reports and mail them each July as part of our summer issue of Fieldbook. View the previous annual reports:
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report


Fieldbook, Summer 2019

A boating excursion to Astoria’s South Tongue Point, reflections from Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb, and looking to nature for education and inspiration with Caldera Arts — welcome to our Summer issue of Fieldbook. This issue also includes our 2018 Annual Report, featuring project highlights, financials, and a letter from our Board of Directors President Wendy Gerlach.

Read the 2018 Annual Report


Fieldbook, Spring 2019

Growth, change, and new ways of life — welcome to our Spring issue of Fieldbook.

Fieldbook, Winter 2018

Our last Fieldbook of 2018 is now out! This issue, we take a few pages to explore the Land Trust’s relationship with place, people, and purpose and see how all of this impacts our goal of protecting our vital Northwest landscape.



Fieldbook, Summer 2018

In this issue, we celebrate two major conservation wins on the south side of Mount St. Helens and in Washington’s Klickitat Canyon. We also share our 2017 Annual Report featuring project highlights, financials, and a letter from our Board of Directors President Wendy Gerlach.



Fieldbook, Spring 2018

In this issue, we break open some preconceived notions about unloved wildlife from moles to spiders, what it looks like to be an outdoors person, and how climate resilience informs our work.


Fieldbook, Winter 2017

In this issue, we share how paleontologists are filling gaps in the Northwest’s fossil record on shorelines conserved by Columbia Land Trust, discover how urban communities are making more time and space for nature through the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and how interest in Hood River steelhead habitat has inspired a unique collaboration.



Fieldbook, Summer 2017

In this issue, we explore a new tool that could radically improve how we determine the land’s ecological integrity, put the spotlight on the Pacific Coast’s imperiled marbled murrelets, and share our 2016 Annual Report with project highlights and major milestones for Northwest conservation.


Fieldbook, Spring 2017

In this issue, we interview the Northwest’s leading lepidopterist on his and co-author Caitlin C. LaBar’s upcoming book, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest, share our bold vision to conserve 10,000 acres of forestland in the Klickitat Canyon, and chat with our newest board member and Yakama Nation citizen on her work at the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRTFC).

Fieldbook, Winter 2016

In this issue, we highlight habitat restoration projects that took place over the summer and fall months, from tidal floodplain reconnection efforts in the Columbia River Estuary to salmon habitat improvement projects along tributaries such as Washington’s Rock Creek and Oregon’s Sandy River. In addition, we look at the different ways in which Northwesterners connect with the outdoors, from volunteer excursions to intergenerational hunting traditions.

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Fieldbook, Summer 2016

In this issue, we explore a sampling of the botanical rarities nestled throughout the Columbia River region, share the story of how a nursery in a unique ecoregion spurred a powerful partnership, and reveal our 2015 Annual Report including project highlights and conservation and restoration milestones.

Fieldbook, Spring 2016

In this issue, we explain how the recent conservation of 541 acres in the Vancouver Lake lowlands supports sandhill cranes, share stories of how Backyard Habitats can transform people as well as landscapes, and show how the Land Trust tackles the herculean task of planting 200,000 trees throughout its service area. Plus: A major milestone in the conservation of Mill Creek Ridge, a look at our Young Ambassadors program, and upcoming tour opportunities.