Learn about our work at the Powerdale Corridor Natural Area.
Nestled beside the idyllic community of Hood River, Columbia Land Trust and Hood River County conserved 400 acres, commonly referred to as the Powerdale Corridor. In 2010, the Powerdale Dam was removed, allowing the glacial fed cold waters of Hood River to run more freely and Pacific lamprey to explore the upper reaches of the river. The 4-mile long corridor hosts salmon and steelhead plus terrestrial wildlife habitat, and some unofficial local access for fishing and recreation.
You can view the Powerdale Corridor from the Indian Creek Trail, which is operated by the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District. This trail also crosses a portion of the Hood River County-owned parcel on the north end of the Powerdale Corridor. Please note that the Indian Creek Trail is located up on a hillside and does not provide access to the Hood River.
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Columbia Land Trust is currently working with the Hood River Valley Parks & Recreation District to extend their Indian Creek Trail onto Columbia Land Trust-owned property on the west side of the Powerdale Corridor. In addition to enabling extension of the Indian Creek Trail, this Land Trust property conserves valuable wildlife habitat along the Lower Hood River.
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