Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, Yakima, WA

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Protecting our shrub-steppe and
connecting people to this vanishing landscape

Welcome to Cowiche Canyon Conservancy—escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife.   We are a land trust originally founded in 1985 to preserve Cowiche Canyon,   a treasure trove of the natural world in south Central Washington.  Located just west of Yakima, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy now owns and manages 5,000 acres and offers close to 30 miles of trails through sage and grasslands, flowering meadows, oak woodlands, and basalt cliffs.  Cowiche Creek flows through our ownerships, replete with salmon, beavers, crayfish, great blue herons, and myriad other wildlife drawn to water in our arid lands.

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Cowiche Canyon Conservancy’s work is to:

  • Conserve the natural lands of our area
  • Manage, improve and expand a high quality recreation experience through a non-motorized trail network
  • Offer educational opportunities through guided hikes, lectures, and field-based learning
  • Participate in the well-being of our community

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You raised $81,000 to protect land, restore nature, and connect people to our magnificent landscape!
Cowiche Canyon Rocks
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary

2,900 Acres Protected!

30 Miles for 30 Years

South Rim Trail Update


Commercial Use Policy:  Commercial use of Cowiche Canyon properties is by permission only. Certain conditions will apply.

Photograph by David Hagen

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
P.O. Box 877
Yakima, Washington 98907
Tel. (509) 248-5065
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