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
In the Thick of It

This month, Columbia Land Trust expanded an area of conserved forests and wetlands in the Chinook River floodplain near Baker Bay in Pacific County, Washington. In some parts of the floodplain, the trees and shrubs are so dense, and the wetlands are so soggy that it’s nearly impossible to explore on foot. Sitka spruces, found…

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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
Metro and Cleveland High School Get Backyard Habitat Certified

Special Projects Manager for Metro’s Parks and Nature Department, Gaylen Beatty has been hard at work over the past few years bringing her knowledge and expertise with the Backyard Habitat Certification Program (BHCP) to two places she spends plenty of time at, her job and her daughter’s school. No stranger to the program, Beatty served…

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Hood River
Number of Projects:
5
Acreage:
471
Fact:
The Powerdale Dam was removed in 2010, allowing Pacific lamprey (which can’t navigate old fish ladders) access to the upper reaches of the Hood for the first time since 1923.
Updates from the Field
[Tour] Making Meadows

  There are few springtime places quite as stunning as our Mill Creek Ridge property near The Dalles. Open meadows of blooming yellow balsamroot, purple and white lupine, and red Indian paintbrush stand against the backdrop of the East Cascades. The ridge’s woodlands and native grass prairies support pollinators as well as migratory and resident…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Acreage:
8885
Number of Projects:
13
Elochoman River
Acreage:
660
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River–The Lower 80
Acreage:
2177
Number of Projects:
12
Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
20000
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River Gorge
Acreage:
332
Number of Projects:
7
Grays River
Acreage:
1687
Number of Projects:
11
The Dalles & Surrounds
Acreage:
553
Number of Projects:
3
Clark County
Acreage:
972
Number of Projects:
10
Trout Lake Valley
Acreage:
290
Number of Projects:
3