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.
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!