Welcome to Cowiche Canyon Conservancy!
Escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife. We are a land trust 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
Tuesday, 2/21 - 7 pm CCC/YVC Winter Lecture Series
Wild Trees on a Regulated River: Black Cottonwoods in the Yakima Valley by Tom Elliott
Saturday, 2/25 - 10 am Cowiche Canyon - Weikel
Sunday, 4/30 - 2 pm Cowiche Canyon Rocks
Garden Party and Auction at the
Yakima Area Arboretum
Purchase seats here!
Help keep our trails in good condition by checking the Mud-O-Meter at the trailhead! Thank you for staying off the trails when they are muddy to prevent doing damage.
When you support Cowiche Canyon Conservancy with your annual membership, 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 we can relieve stress, find peace and quiet, and connect with the world around us!
Join or renew today.
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.
Cars at trailheads are ripe targets for prowlers. Please help us reduce crime at our trailheads by leaving valuables behind. Report break-ins to the Sheriff's office (509-574-2500 or 800-572-0490), and call 911 if you witness suspicious activities.
CCC is working with local law enforcement and neighbors to address safety issues in our parking lots.