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
Coastal Conservation Roundup

By Jay Kosa Since the 1880s, more than half the floodplain of the lower Columbia River has been converted to agricultural, residential, or other human uses. Today, habitat loss threatens a number of fish and wildlife species. Columbia Land Trust, in response, is conserving key remaining strongholds of forest and wetland habitat and restoring the…

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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
Trees of Life

Guest post by arborist Brian French As a community, we have the ability to support wildlife throughout our region. Landowners, in particular, hold a unique opportunity to steward local flora and fauna. By changing how we manage trees in our landscape, we can help tend to the needs of an array of wildlife known as…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Number of Projects:
13
Acreage:
8885
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
Our Spring Fieldbook Is Full of New Life

Growth, change, and new ways of life — welcome to our Spring issue of Fieldbook. This issue, we hear stories of what it means to have a place, and take a look at what our places look like — from tiny homes, to rock walls, to trees both dead and alive — our diverse places…

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Hood River
Acreage:
471
Number of Projects:
5
Mount St. Helens
Acreage:
20000
Number of Projects:
4
Elochoman River
Acreage:
660
Number of Projects:
4
Columbia River–The Lower 80
Acreage:
2177
Number of Projects:
12
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