Columbia Land Trust completes Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area
July 29, 2020
Columbia Land Trust and SDS Lumber Company today announced the conservation of 4,900 acres along the Klickitat River Canyon in Yakima County, Washington-by far the largest land conservation success through acquisition in the Land Trust's 30-year history.
The newly conserved land completes the nearly 11,000-acre Klickitat Canyon Conservation Area, representing the final step of a multi-phase effort and the culmination of 12 years of planning, research, fundraising, and partnership. The conservation area brings together a culturally diverse group of stakeholders and benefits forest health, fire and climate resilience, jobs and economic opportunity, and exceptional wildlife habitat.