Cranes' Landing wildlife cam shot
Help Columbia Land Trust plant an acre of wildlife habitat in Vancouver, Washington.

Saturday, February 3rd 
9:00 a.m. –1:30 p.m.

How many plants do you think you can put in the ground in a half day? Challenge your friends to join Columbia Land Trust’s Natural Area Manager Dan Friesz and our Emerging Leaders Council on Saturday, February 3rd.

Volunteers will work to plant approximately one acre of native shrubs and trees, including Oregon ash, big leaf maple, red-flowering currant, red-oiser dogwood, and Oregon white oak (among others) to provide habitat for wildlife and food for pollinators. While you plant you’ll hear and see thousands of bird species from majestic sandhill cranes to snow and Canadian geese, who are overwintering at the restored site.

About Cranes’ Landing: Cranes’ Landing is a 541-acre property located in the Vancouver Lake Lowlands in Clark County, Washington, and is one of the only sandhill crane habitats within city limits in the United States. The property was donated to Columbia Land Trust by the Port of Vancouver in 2016 to conserve important sandhill crane and wildlife habitat.  Learn more.

About the Emerging Leaders Council: The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is comprised of people ages 20 to 40 who have passions for the outdoors, conservation, and life in the Northwest. Founded in 2014, the ELC is charged with building upon Columbia Land Trust’s mission of conservation among their peers. Learn more.

Safety Considerations: Be prepared to walk on some uneven, wet or muddy grounds.

Age Considerations: Participants under 12 require adult supervision. Attendees under the age of 18 will be required to have a liability wavier signed by a parent or guardian.

What to Bring: Come prepared for cold and rain. Bring rain gear, rubber or waterproof boots, your lunch, and a water bottle. Consider bringing a dry set of clothes for later in case it’s a wet-weather day. The Land Trust will bring shovels, gloves, and other event supplies.

Transportation: Directions to the site will be sent to you via email before the event. Meet Dan and the group at 9:00 a.m. along State Route 501-Spur, which is adjacent to Vancouver Lake, Vancouver Lake Park, and the Vancouver Rowing Club. 

Registration Required: Participants should register below.

For questions or concerns write to Dan Friesz at or call (360) 567.1580

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