Our most popular tour is back for 2018!
Saturday, January 27th
~8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Join us as we travel to the Balfour Park on the lower Klickitat River to view regal convocations of eagles. Bird expert Cathy Flick will share her fascinating bald eagle demonstration and give quick tips on identifying eagles of all species and ages. During the trip, we’ll learn about the conservation and restoration of several sites in the Columbia River Gorge with Land Trust Forest Conservation Director Cherie Kearney, and we’ll stop along the way to hear about the region’s overwintering waterfowl and other species from Clark College Professor of Biology Steven Clark.
In the afternoon, we’ll stop for lunch at the Memaloose Tasting Room before we journey to two locations with Yakama tribal member and Land Trust Board of Directors member Aja DeCoteau. At these sites we’ll learn first-hand how tribes in the Columbia River Gorge exercise their tribal treaty rights today, whether it’s fishing on the river, advocating for tribal housing or litigating against coal and oil. We will also view areas where salmon run and are harvested, the spiritual and cultural lifeblood of the region’s native people.
EASY – Generally colder winter temperatures. This tour will involve 2-4 miles of light hiking. Cancellation made in the event of unsafe road conditions. Tour guide will call participants in the event of cancellation. (If the tour is cancelled due to road conditions we have set Saturday, Feb. 3rd as the backup date.)
All transportation, snacks, and lunch are provided. Transportation departs from the Columbia Land Trust Vancouver office at promptly 8:00 a.m and returns at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Please note: A list of items to bring and other important information will be sent to you via email 1 week prior to the tour date. If you register anyone other than yourself for a Columbia Land Trust tour, you are confirming that the other person(s) you are registering are aware of and also agree to all the terms and conditions of the tour liability agreement (attached below).