We’re taking a deeper dive into the Willamette Valley & Puget Trough ecoregion!
Nestled between the Coast and the Cascade Mountain Ranges, these fertile valleys are home to more than 2 million people and also provide vital habitat for native wildlife. The sprawling urban areas of the Portland and Vancouver metro intersect with natural green spaces and parks, providing access to nature for both wildlife and people alike.
Take a virtual tour of The Neighborhood and learn more about the conservation happening in the Willamette Valley and Puget Trough ecoregion, the region many of us call home. You can enjoy this digital tour at any time.
Live Virtual Event
Our live event took place on Thursday, June 30, but you can view the recording at the link below.
Let’s face it, Portland is not a tiny town anymore. It has blossomed into a thriving epicenter of green spaces, urban homesteads, economic boom, and an adventure-minded population that values connecting with nature and taking care of it too. Columbia Land Trust and the Portland Audubon’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program has been embraced by thousands in Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark and Washington counties, teaching people how to transform green space into a wild and beautiful native habitat. Join us as we learn more about the program, the people it reaches, and the ecological value it brings to the cities we live, work and play in.
This month, we talked with Jessica Rojas, the Associate Director of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Susie Peterson, Backyard Habitat Certification Program Manager to learn about how the Backyard Habitat program is facilitating community conservation and stewardship in urban landscapes.
About our Ecoregional Virtual Tour Series
The summer months at Columbia Land Trust are usually filled with opportunities to get out on the land for tours, volunteer activities, and other events. Because communities are just starting to ease into our ‘new normal’ and because the safety of our supporters and staff is paramount, we are continuing to hold off on hosting any in-person public gatherings for now.
Instead, we want to take this opportunity to bring our Land Trust tours to you! This summer we will be rolling out a series of Virtual Ecoregion Tours highlighting our work throughout the five ecologically-distinct regions in our service area.