Photos: David Hagen

WELCOME TO

COWICHE CANYON CONSERVANCY

Protecting our shrub-steppe habitat

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy (CCC) is working to connect people to nature. We are a non-profit land trust in Yakima, Washington protecting our shrub-steppe habitat – a unique landscape made up of sagebrush and grasslands, flowering meadows, oak woodlands, and basalt cliffs. CCC owns and manages over 5,000 acres of land and provides more than 30 miles of trails for outdoor recreation. We conserve these natural areas and connect people to them through recreation and education.

 

What’s Going On? CCC news and events!

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COWICHE CANYON ROCKS!
GARDEN PARTY & AUCTION
Save the date!

May 1, 2022
2-5pm

2022 for web

CALL TO ARTISTS
IMAGES OF THE
SHRUB-STEPPE EXHIBIT

Submissions due
Friday July 8

Wildflower Walk and Happy Hour_May 2022

WILDFLOWER WALK AND HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, May 19

3:30 pm

Snow Mountain Ranch Trailhead

WE LOVE THIS LAND

EXPANDING HABITAT

AND TRAIL ACCESS

We recently expanded protection of shrub-steppe habitat near Konnowac Pass. We purchased two properties totaling 170 acres. Two generous supporters have donated another 603 adjacent acres. These lands offer unique views, new recreation opportunities for the lower Yakima Valley, and regional habitat connectivity. Stay tuned for updates about trail access, wayfinding signs, and more! 

CONSERVATION

CCC has permanently protected

over 2,000 acres of important

shrub-steppe habitat.

We are committed to preserving and restoring the essential features of shrub-steppe and riparian terrain within the Cowiche Creek and Naches River watershed areas of Yakima Valley. 

TRAILS &

RECREATION

CCC manages a significant
“back-country” trail network
open year round.

There are over 30 miles of trails through sage and grasslands, flowering meadows, oak woodlands, and basalt and andesite cliffs.

EDUCATION &

COMMUNITY

OUTREACH

CCC offers educational

opportunities to learn

about the shrub-steppe.

We offer guided walks and hikes, lectures, field trips for school age kids, and other community events.

When you donate to Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, you are supporting the preservation of wide open spaces and trails where we all can share the beauty of nature with friends and family. You are supporting a place where you can relieve stress, find peace and quiet, and connect with the natural world around you!

 

Learn more about how you can support the Conservancy.

Sun Trail Hiking Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Recreation Shrub-Steppe Illustration Conservation Education

There are many ways you can volunteer and support our work:

events, guiding hikes, trail work, stewardship (weeding and restoration), and citizen science.
Runners Uplands Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Recreation Hiking Shrub-Steppe Illustration

CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS & CLOSURES (4/25/22):

Detailed trail conditions here.