Wild Splendor 2021 - Columbia Land Trust


Join us once again to celebrate the land, water, wildlife, and people of the Pacific Northwest. In 2021, our annual Wild Splendor fundraiser will have an adapted format. Instead of a large gala or virtual gathering, we’re inviting our community and supporters to witness the glory of two of our region’s great migrations up-close and personal, on small group tours that will take place outdoors and adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocol. These events are free of charge, though donations are encouraged and will support our ambitious 25-year Conservation Agenda.

Throughout the winter, we’ll be hosting two different types of hour-long tours, at different locations within Vancouver city limits. Join Columbia Land Trust staff at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park to take in the majestic migration of sandhill cranes OR meet us along the bank of the Columbia River to watch iconic chum salmon spawn. You’ll learn about these important species, their seasonal journeys, and our work to conserve their habitat. This tour series would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, listed below!

Tour Details

  • Dates have been selected based on our best estimates of migration periods given past data.
  • Group size will be limited to 10 people for salmon tours and 15 people for crane tours.
  • Masks and proof of vaccination will be required, and we will maintain physical distance as much as possible.
  • Tours will take place rain or shine, so check the weather forecast beforehand and dress in appropriate outdoor attire.
  • Each tour time has a unique registration link below, so make sure you click the correct link when signing up. If a link is not active it means that time slot is full. We hope to see you this winter!
  • If you are currently registered for a tour and become unable to attend, kindly email connect@columbialandtrust.org to let us know.

NEW January Crane Tour dates
Wednesday, January 5: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm
Saturday, January 8: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm
Wednesday, January 12: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm
Saturday, January 15: 8am, 10am, 1pm, 3pm

In-Person Chum Salmon Tours in Vancouver, WA (On the Columbia River off Hwy 205)
Monday, November 29: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 30: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm
Thursday, December 2: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm
Saturday, December 4: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm

In-Person Sandhill Crane Tours in Vancouver, WA (Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park)
Tuesday, November 16: 8am, 10am, 1pm3pm
Saturday, November 20: 8am10am1pm3pm
Tuesday, December 7: 8am10am1pm3pm
Saturday, December 11: 8am10am1pm, 3pm

Please contact us at connect@columbialandtrust.org with questions. Want to watch the live stream from last year’s event? Click here

Gratitude Gift
After the tour series concludes in December, we will randomly select a registered attendee to win a Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket in the beautiful Wyeth Trail pattern. Register today and you could win!




Thank you to our 2021 Wild Splendor sponsors!

If you are interested in supporting Wild Splendor with a corporate sponsorship, please see our Wild Splendor 2021 Prospectus for details. 

Presenting Sponsor

Hahn and Associates, Inc.

Environmental Consultants

Sustaining Sponsor

Sponsorship Available

Partner Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

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