Connecting Our Lands, Water, Wildlife, and People
What We Do
Our goals are simple: keep our lands connected, waters healthy, wildlife thriving and community flourishing.
Land & Water ConservationWe work with landowners to preserve important natural areas that support our fish, wildlife, and community.
Habitat RestorationOur communities are dependent on healthy land, water and air so we restore natural areas to support a diversity of life.
Outreach & EducationRelationships are the foundation of our work. We collaborate with our community to find meaningful ways to connect with nature.
Learn more about the important habitat and wildlife in the upper Yakima River basin and the work we are doing to protect our wild places.
We’re Hiring – Restoration Director
Kittitas Conservation Trust is seeking to expand our restoration footprint in the Yakima Basin and is looking to hire a
The Conservation of Eagle Bend
Many people don't realize that conserving land requires a lot of work and sometimes, a lot of time. This
Out With The Old, and In With The… Nothing?
Fish passage barrier is anything that inhibits fish, from adults to small fry, from moving up or down stream.
From Snoqualmie Pass to the Roza Dam in the Yakima River Canyon, the upper Yakima River Basin is home to an astounding array of natural resources that support and nourish the wildlife and humans that live here. The cold, clear headwaters of the Yakima River and the many streams that feed it are the lifeblood of the salmon that are born here and return to spawn after the long journey to and from the ocean along the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. This area, on which so much life depends is where Kittitas Conservation Trust calls home.
Interested in Preserving Your Land?
For over 1,000 years, people have been deeply connected to the lands and waters of the Upper Yakima River basin. Today, that tradition continues, and we know that landowners want to protect the areas that are special to them. There are a variety of options for conserving land, and together we will find the one that is right for you.
Who We Are
Kittitas Conservation Trust (KCT) is a small, non-profit land trust serving Kittitas County. Our mission is to protect and enhance fish and wildlife habitat, open space, and recreational assets in the upper Yakima River basin.