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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PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

 

Thank you sponsors!

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3RD ANNUAL

NATURE’S STORYTELLERS WRITING CONTEST

Submissions accepted

December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022

 

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WINTER TALK: THE ODD LIFE OF AN UNDERGROUND OWL 

Tuesday, January 18

Online / Zoom

7p

COVID 19 Update: All outings, volunteer work parties, and events
are suspended until further notice. Check our website for updates.

Our trails are currently open.
We need you to do your part to keep it that way.

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.

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

events, guiding hikes, trail work, stewardship (weeding and restoration), and citizen science.
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CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS & CLOSURES:

CLOSURE (1/23/22): All single track trails at Rocky Top are CLOSED due to mud. Closure protects fragile trails and lands from damage. Rocky Top trails will likely re-open on April 1, after winter damage is repaired. 

PLEASE NOTE: We will be monitoring CCC trail conditions for mud. If you find significant mud, please let us know, and turn around to prevent trail damage. Thank you!

Detailed trail conditions here.