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Failed logging road becomes living classroom

Goldendale seventh graders learn outdoor education on conserved lands


Contributed Columbia Land Trust

50 students from Goldendale Middle School were guests of the Yakama Nation Fisheries Program out on local conserved land trusts.

Fifty seventh-graders from Goldendale Middle School recently learned about salmon habitat, physiology and fish dissection, water quality sampling, and aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs), while helping restore the riverbanks on a washed out logging road along the Klickitat River, a property conserved for habitat restoration and public access by Columbia Land Trust.

Yakama Nation Fisheries Program, in partnership with Columbia Land Trust, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, organized the hands-on field day to give children the opportunity to learn more about the Klickitat River and the abundant but vulnerable resources the river offers for wildlife and pe...

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