Columbia Land Trust's signature Eagles, Salmon, & Tribal Treaty Rights Tour is back!
Join us as we travel east through the Columbia Gorge to the lower Klickitat River to learn about and view bald eagles that gather here in the winter to feed on salmon. Bird expert C.J. Flick will give an eagle demonstration and teach us about bald eagle behavior and identification tips. 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. We’ll stop along the way to hear about the region’s ecology and native species including overwintering waterfowl, pika, and western pond turtles from Clark College Professor of Biology Steven Clark.
In the afternoon, we’ll stop for lunch before we journey to two locations with Klickitat tribal elder Wilbur Slockish. At these sites we’ll learn first-hand about tribal history, culture, and treaty rights in the Columbia River Gorge. Wilbur will also share what is happening today as he continues to advocate for fishing on the river, tribal housing, and the environment. We will also view areas where salmon run and are harvested, the spiritual and cultural lifeblood of the region’s native people.
EASY – Expect generally colder winter temperatures. This tour will involve one mile of walking along an unpaved but well defined trail. Cancellation made in the event of unsafe road conditions. Tour guide will call participants in the event of cancellation.
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).