Cottonwood Cove is 15 acres of pristine floodplain forest and wetlands habitat on the Yakima River across from Hanson Ponds.
Eagle Bend Property The Eagle Bend Property is located on the Yakima river 5 miles from Cle Elum, WA. The property is 40 acres, 25 acres of which are wetlands, and it has a large gravel pit pond that is connected to the river. For decades the property was owned by the
Suncadia Property Easements Trendwest Resorts, Inc. (now Suncadia LLC) purchased over 6,000 acres from Plum Creek Timber Company in the late 1990s to create a master resort. The purchase raised concern that the development would negatively impact wildlife and habitat. Of particular concern were the Cle Elum floodplain and wintering grounds for
Swamp Lake Forest Acquisition In 2009, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Trust for Public Land, and Kittitas Conservation Trust partnered to acquire the Swamp Lake Forest from a private landowner. This land provided key habitat for endangered species and other important wildlife. This
Hundley Property Conservation Easement The Hundley Property Conservation Easement protects approximately 100 acres of floodplain in the Easton reach of the Yakima River, which has prime spawning and rearing habitat. The Hundley property is comprised of 431 acres with 3 miles of Yakima River shoreline, 40 acres of connected ponds and wetlands,
Holmes Property Acquisition The Holmes Property Acquisition permanently protects 37.5 acres of Yakima River fish habitat. This special area supports Chinook salmon, contributes to reintroduction programs for species no longer existing in the Yakima Sub-basin, and satisfies the intent of our Cooperative Agreement. Yakama Nations acquired the land with the help of