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
Give More (24!) on 9/20

  Columbia Land Trust has deep roots in Southwest Washington and Clark County. While today we work in 14 counties on both the Washinton and Oregon sides of the river, we were born from a desire to conserve land in Southwest Washington that was being developed at an alarming rate. Today, we’re experiencing an all-too-familiar sense…

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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
Vibrant Spaces, Healthier Places

Published: December 11, 2018 On a sunny Saturday in November, Backyard Habitat Certification Program (BHCP)* staff were excited and honored to join the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) in transforming two pedestrian bridges over SE Division Street in Portland’s Jade and Midway Districts. APANO, a grassroots organization uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve…

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Elochoman River
Number of Projects:
4
Acreage:
660
Fact:
Since 1967, this area’s population of Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus leucurus) has been listed as endangered. Its population is estimated at less than 1,000.
Updates from the Field
Drifting Through the Elochoman River

Published December 11, 2018 On a damp late-October morning, I found myself standing thigh deep in the Elochoman River north of Cathlamet, Washington. Rain dripped from moss-covered branches as I yanked on my dry suit’s tight neoprene hood, adjusted my mask and snorkel, and delved beneath the surface. The current was stronger than I expected,…

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Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Acreage:
8885
Number of Projects:
13
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
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
Clark County
Acreage:
972
Number of Projects:
10
Trout Lake Valley
Acreage:
290
Number of Projects:
3