Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, Yakima, WA

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Protecting our shrub-steppe and
connecting people to this vanishing landscape

Welcome to Cowiche Canyon Conservancy—escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife.   We are a land trust originally 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.

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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

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Cowiche Canyon Columns
Summer 2016 Newsletter

Capital Campaign 2016

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.

Protect this Last Piece!
Protect this last piece


Upcoming Community Hikes

Saturday, 10/22 - 10 am Fall Colors Hikes at Snow Mountain Ranch

Saturday, 11/5 - 10 am Photography Hike with David Hagen at Cowiche Canyon Weikel Entrance

Saturday, 12/17 - 10 am Meditation Hike at Cowiche Canyon Weikel Entrance


Commercial Use Policy:  Commercial use of Cowiche Canyon properties is by permission only. Certain conditions will apply.

Photograph by David Hagen

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
P.O. Box 877
Yakima, Washington 98907
Tel. (509) 248-5065
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