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 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.
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
YOU DID IT! You protected the last piece. Thanks to your generous support, CCC has successfully completed the Capital Campaign to purchase 200 acres of privately owned land within
Snow Mountain Ranch.
Tuesday, 9/13 - 6 pm, Hike the Winery Trail at NHV/Wilridge Wineries
Saturday, 10/22 - 10 am Fall Colors Hikes at Snow Mountain Ranch
Saturday, 11/5 - 10 am Photography Hike with David Hagen (location tbd)
Saturday, 12/17 - 10 am Meditation Hike at Cowiche Canyon