Portland & North Willamette Valley

The Good of Leaves
Backyard Habitat program manager Susie Peterson wants to save us from laborious fall and winter yard work, while benefiting wildlife and strengthening our gardens and natural areas.
Going Farther
The Backyard Habitat Certification Program will now be offered in Clackamas County.
Meet Susie Peterson
Columbia Land Trust is excited to introduce Susie Peterson as its new Backyard Habitat Certification Program manager (BHCP). Together with our partners at Audubon Society of Portland, she’s excited to lead the continued growth and impact of the transformative program. Communications manager Jay Kosa sat down with Susie to chat about her background.
One Yard at a Time
As Backyard Habitat Certification Program Manager Gaylen Beatty moves on, a Columbia Land Trust staffer reflects on the program's powerful impact.