Columbia Land Trust Staff

River Wrap
Newly completed floodplain restoration along Washington’s Upper Elochoman River will benefit threatened fish species and other wildlife.
[Event] Wild Splendor 2014: A Night to Remember

On Thursday, October 16, Columbia Land Trust, along with 300 of our closest supporters and friends, celebrated Wild Splendor! The event, our biggest fundraiser of the year, was a true success – and a lot of fun. We watched the world premier of The River’s Will, a short film about our largest restoration project to date;…

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Thrillers: Native Lilies Can Show Land is Healthy

A late bloomer, the green banded mariposa lily (Calochortus macrocarpus ) thrills when it finally emerges. The purple-pink petals pop against the sandy hues of the arid western landscapes that are its preferred habitat. Those who happen upon one are stopped in their tracks….as Stewardship Coordinator Emily Matson was this July 19 on the Rowena…

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100 Days a Year Fishing? Yep. How the Hood River Made One Man’s Life

Ask Greg Short what he does for a living and he won’t answer with the title of his job (maintenance manager at Heirloom Orchards). Instead he answers with his passion. “I’m a sportfisherman,” Short says. “It’s not a side hobby. It’s a huge part of my life.” Last year, Short spent nearly 100 days fishing.…

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In Trout Lake Valley, Skullcap Grows to Meet Demand.

Trout Lake Farm began organically growing medicinal herbs in Trout Lake Valley in 1973. Today it grows everything from echinacea to valerian on 280 acres (depending on what herbs are in demand). These days, the farm makes ample room for skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), a herbaceous perennial in the mint family that’s known to reduce inflammation…

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