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


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Download our 2015-2016 Conservation & Restoration Report for a comprehensive look at our recent successes and upcoming projects.






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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.

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In this issue, the Land Trust explains why conserved lands and cranberry bogs make good neighbors; the symbiosis between oaks and lichen; conservation on the Grays River and the Tualatin River; and an educational partnership with Mount Hood Community College. Plus: upcoming volunteer opportunities and a look back at our fall gala, Wild Splendor.


Fieldbook, Summer 2015

The Land Trust finds allies in amphibian conservation; Looking back on 25 years of progress; Insights on changing social and physical landscapes in the Columbia River region; Recent conservation success along Flume Creek in Clark County. Plus: upcoming tours, volunteer opportunities, and special events.

Download our 2014 Annual Report insert

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Beavers and human designs overlap on Northwest streams; Why one local traveler is carrying a piece of the land with her to Spain; Conservation success through collaboration south of Mount St Helens; and the Backyard Habitat program expands. Plus: the story behind our new Portland office and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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Fieldbook, Fall 2014

The underdog salmon fights for its life; how a technology called Lidar helps us do our work; a challenging quest to save the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer; and a 16-year-old amphibian egg mass expert. Plus: Wild Splendor and the world premiere of The River’s Will.


Fieldbook, Spring 2014

New lands in the Grays River area; funding for our Klickitat Working Forest project; the Backyard Habitat Program and Green Zebra Grocery team up;  and we acquire new acreage on the Long Beach Peninsula. Plus: our 2013 annual report.



Fieldbook, Winter 2013

A gorgeous cover by photographer Sharon Beals; our road removal project on the Klickitat; and our restoration project at Kandoll Farm on the Grays River. Plus: A Portland hill dweller shares why she placed her land a conservation easement on her 80-acre property.



Fieldbook, Fall 2013

Our new property on Mount St. Helens; we acquire Columbia River Gorge’s Pierce Island; a new parcel along the North Nemah River, which flows into Willapa Bay. Plus: a volunteer site steward and the Sandy River that inspires him.


 Fieldbook, Summer 2013

Wildflowers on Four Sisters; our Hood River acquisition (and our new Hood River office!); Kerry Island, a Columbia River island near Westport, Oregon; and a  Portland family goes wild for native habitat. Plus: our 2012 annual report.