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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ONLINE PRESENTATION:

WHY SAVE SHRUB STEPPE?

Wednesday, August 26, 6pm

Link to Come

IMAGES OF THE SHRUB-STEPPE

VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT
Online Now!

COWICHE CANYON ROCKS

Raise the Paddle for
Education, Conservation & Recreation

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.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for protecting these 245 acres of land
in the heart of the Cowiche Canyon Uplands

Thanks to our generous supporters, we have reached our goal for the
Uplands Capital Campaign. We can now  permanently protect critical habitat,
rare plant species, and recreational opportunities on this land.

245

acres

protected

We reached 

our goal!

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$1,260,000

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