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
Trading Forested Places

County lines, state land borders, and other geopolitical boundaries rarely make for the riveting stories. Yet the lines we draw and redraw across the land can determine where we live, how we thrive, and how we care for wildlife and natural resources. It’s in these complexities that new opportunities for conservation sometimes arise. Columbia Land…

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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
Volunteer with the Backyard Habitat Program

POSTPONED – Due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 illness, this volunteer training has been postponed. A new date for the training is yet to be determined. We will update this page when a date is set.  The Backyard Habitat Certification Program (BHCP) is an environmental stewardship program that supports community members in…

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Grays River
Number of Projects:
11
Acreage:
1687
Fact:
The historic run of Columbia River chum was estimated to be 1.4 million; over the past 50 years, the average has been just a few thousand per year.
Updates from the Field
An Ecosystem at Work

On a crisp, clear day in Wahkiakum County, Columbia Land Trust steward Austin Tomlinson and his dog Porter hopped into their boat at the Grays River boat launch and started their morning on the water. The pair prepared to head out and meet Land Trust National Area Manager Jeff Malone and the Green Jobs Interns…

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Columbia River Gorge
Acreage:
332
Number of Projects:
7
Columbia River–The Lower 80
Acreage:
2177
Number of Projects:
12
Clark County
Acreage:
972
Number of Projects:
10
Klickitat & Little White Salmon
Acreage:
8885
Number of Projects:
13
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