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

Caution on Muddy Trails

Temporary Closure of Trail Segment in Cowiche Canyon

Home Grown Art Exhibit

a collaboration between CCC and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra celebrating the images and sounds of the place we call home

Home Grown Art Exhibit
Cowiche Canyon
artist, W.D. Frank
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April 24, 2016
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum

Cowiche Canyon Rocks 2016
Hike at Snow Mountain Ranch
artist, Sara Cate

Purchase Seats

2,900 Acres Protected!

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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