[In the Media] Field trip to the Klickitat River covered by the Goldendale Sentinel - Columbia Land Trust

An article in the Goldendale Sentinel detailed a recent outdoor education opportunity organized by Yakama Nation Fisheries and hosted on the site of Columbia Land Trust’s haul road removal project on the Klickitat River.

On April 14th, 50 seventh-graders from Goldendale Middle School learned about salmon habitat, physiology and fish dissection, water quality sampling, and aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs), while helping restore the riverbanks on a washed out logging road along the Klickitat River, a property conserved for habitat restoration and public access by Columbia Land Trust.

Yakama Nation Fisheries, in partnership with Columbia Land Trust, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, organized the hands-on field day to give children the opportunity to learn more about the Klickitat River and the abundant but vulnerable resources the river offers for wildlife and people.