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.
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.
Formed in 2002, KCT works with our local communities, government agencies, tribal partners and non-profits to preserve and enhance our cherished natural areas.
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.