Introducing our Conservation Agenda

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

Our Work

Portland Metro Area & Backyard Habitat Certification
Number of Projects:
7
Acreage:
358
Fact:
The tallest of Portland’s 290 designated “heritage trees” is (naturally) a Douglas-fir. Located in Macleay Park, it was, at last check, 242 feet tall.
Updates from the Field
Traveling Upstream

  In 2017 Columbia Land Trust staff prepared a Conservation Agenda for the next 25 years of our work. The two major goals that we zeroed in on: Conserve more land and engage more people. In this effort, we want to ensure nature in the Northwest thrives even as our population grows, and that underrepresented…

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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
Traveling Upstream

  In 2017 Columbia Land Trust staff prepared a Conservation Agenda for the next 25 years of our work. The two major goals that we zeroed in on: Conserve more land and engage more people. In this effort, we want to ensure nature in the Northwest thrives even as our population grows, and that underrepresented…

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Columbia River Gorge
Number of Projects:
7
Acreage:
332
Fact:
Typically an alpine species, a few American pika (the Northwest’s cutest critter) live in the Gorge—and no one knows why. Studies are determining how this mountain-loving species is adapting to lower elevations and higher temperatures.
Updates from the Field
A Fieldbook for Forests

Our newest edition of Fieldbook celebrates Northwest forestlands, both working and wild, with major conservation success from the West and East Cascades. Learn about the Land Trust’s single-largest conservation site to date in Washington’s Klickitat Canyon in Klickitat Always. Discover how our staff worked with a timber company to protect 20,000 acres of forestland from development near…

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Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
20000
Number of Projects:
4
Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Acreage:
8885
Number of Projects:
13
Hood River
Acreage:
471
Number of Projects:
5
Grays River
Acreage:
1687
Number of Projects:
11
The Dalles & Surrounds
Acreage:
553
Number of Projects:
3
Elochoman River
Acreage:
660
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River–The Lower 80
Acreage:
2177
Number of Projects:
12
Clark County
Acreage:
972
Number of Projects:
10
Trout Lake Valley
Acreage:
290
Number of Projects:
3