Introducing our Conservation Agenda

A bold 25-year plan for science-based, community driven stewardship in the Columbia River region

Our Work

Willapa Bay & Long Beach Peninsula
Number of Projects:
9
Acreage:
1615
Fact:
The green sturgeon of Willapa Bay are among the largest cartilaginous fish in the world, reaching seven feet in length and weighing up to 350 pounds.
Updates from the Field
Ecoregional Tour: The Coast

The mouth of the Columbia River and the surrounding land hold some of the most fascinating landscapes you’ll ever see! Rivers, estuaries, coastal dunes, and old-growth forests blend together to support wildlife along with local fishing, forestry, and recreation industries.  Virtual Tour Take a virtual tour of The Coast today to learn how we are…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Number of Projects:
15
Acreage:
14370
Fact:
Washington’s only native oak, the Oregon white oak, can live more than 400 years and support more than 200 vertebrate species, including the state-threatened western gray squirrel.
Updates from the Field
Explore our Klickitat Canyon StoryMap

In July 2020, after 12 years of planning and collaboration, we at Columbia Land Trust realized our vision for the 11,000-acre Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area. It’s hard to overstate the uniqueness and importance of this transitional landscape, which bridges upland and lowland habitat and spans fir forests, oak and pine woodlands, and grasslands. Of course,…

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Columbia River–The Lower 80
Number of Projects:
12
Acreage:
2177
Fact:
In the 1880s, there were 39 canneries along the Columbia River; the last major cannery closed in 1980.
Updates from the Field
In the Field: Crayfish Sampling

They’re not always top of mind when we think about wildlife, but invertebrates often have much to tell us about the condition of the lands and waters they call home. On a warm July evening, Columbia Land Trust intern Gabe León arrived at the Wildboy Creek conservation area to install crayfish traps. Just before sunset,…

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Clark County
Acreage:
2260
Number of Projects:
12
Portland Metro Area & Backyard Habitat Certification
Acreage:
358
Number of Projects:
7
Columbia River Gorge
Acreage:
332
Number of Projects:
7
Grays River
Acreage:
1687
Number of Projects:
11
Elochoman River
Acreage:
660
Number of Projects:
4
Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
20000
Number of Projects:
4
Hood River
Acreage:
471
Number of Projects:
5
The Dalles & Surrounds
Acreage:
553
Number of Projects:
3
Trout Lake Valley
Acreage:
290
Number of Projects:
3