A celebration of our favorite Northwest places.
Stewardship Lead Lindsay Cornelius presents hydrologist and geomorphologist with a glass salmon to honor his work on the Klickitat River.
A celebration of our favorite Northwest places.

Columbia Land Trust celebrated 25 years of Northwest conservation on Saturday, September 19th at our annual gala and fundraising event, Wild Splendor. Attendees enjoyed a live auction, which included local art, tours, and even a shark tagging expedition in San Francisco. An interactive map of the region helped people mark the lands dear to them, whether it was their own backyard or a favorite hiking spot in the Pacific Northwest. The premiere of our short film “A River Reborn,” told the story of how the Land Trust is helping free the banks of Washington’s Klickitat River. The video also explores the ways in which the land shapes us at the same time we endeavor to reshape the land. Watch the video here. 

Thanks to our photographer, Andie Petkus, our volunteers, Young Ambassadors, sponsors, and donors for making this year’s Wild Splendor one for the history books.

At the event, we also shared photos of meaningful Northwest places submitted by our staff and supporters. You can still share where and how the land has shaped you on social media. Hashtag #LandShapesUs on Instagram and Twitter.

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