What's New


Fall Family Day Hikes - Insect Investigations
3:15 PM and 5:15 PM
Saddle Rock Trailhead

Join the Land Trust at Saddle Rock Trailhead for weekly kid-focused hikes. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. Learn how to help your child love healthy, active, and safe play in the outdoors. 


Geology of the Icicle Valley
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join geologist Kelsay Stanton at CDLT's Sam Hill property to look at the geology underfoot and in the surrounding landscape. We'll check out Icicle Creek, then head to the property for some moderate trail walking to see evidence of glaciers and identify local rocks.


Trail Thursdays: Foothills Trail Maintenance
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If we receive enough fall rain by the end of September, we'll start work on general maintenance of the trails in the Foothills. Volunteers will hike along sections of the Foothills Trail System and work with handtools to fix erosion and drainage issues, as well as any tread damage. CDLT will supply tools and snacks.


Trailhead Talk Series: American Indian Stories with Wendell George
6-7pm
Saddle Rock Trailhead

American Indians of our area, including the Wenatchi and Entiat tribes, have long told stories to pass down history, information about natural resources, and to teach children how to be in the world. Join Wendell George, a leader of the Colville Confederated Tribes, in an exploration of some of these stories and their importance to our local area. 


Fall Family Day Hikes - Tiny Things
9 AM and 11 AM
Saddle Rock Trailhead

Join the Land Trust at Saddle Rock Trailhead for weekly kid-focused hikes. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. Learn how to help your child love healthy, active, and safe play in the outdoors. 


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Lost Homeland

A fun program on the history of the Methow tribe, the Columbia Reservation and the beautiful valley and river system that sustained indigenous hunter/gatherer populations for centuries presented by historian E. Richard Hart and biologist/musician Ken Bevis.


Early Morning Birding & ID Skills Building
7:30am-9:45am
Walla Walla Point Park

Come along with naturalist and Land Trust Conservation Fellow Susan Ballinger on this low-key morning birding outing.  From beginner to expert, learn from fellow birders and hone your bird ID skills.


Sagebrush Thinning at Horse Lake Reserve
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sagebrush has grown in too thick in some of the restoration fields at Horse Lake Reserve. Volunteers will use weed-eaters to thin out sagebrush seedlings this fall so that other native species can compete and to prevent a monoculture of sage in these areas. CDLT will provide snacks. If you have a weed-eater you can volunteer your time to operate, we'd appreciate it!


Fall Family Day Hikes - Our Wild Foothills
3:30 PM and 5:15 PM
Saddle Rock Trailhead

Join the Land Trust at Saddle Rock Trailhead for weekly kid-focused hikes. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. Learn how to help your child love healthy, active, and safe play in the outdoors. 


Saddle Rock Hike with Sen. Brad Hawkins
9am
Saddle Rock Trailhead

The public is invited to join Sen. Brad Hawkins for a community hike up Saddle Rock. Hawkins and others who want to join him will depart from the Saddle Rock Gateway starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.


Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
8:00am-noon
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Citizen Science Project are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Thursdays: Saddle Rock Trailhead
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Help CDLT put the 'finishing touches' on the new trailhead at Saddle Rock. Tasks include reinstalling several kiosks and signs, installing a sturdy gate at the vehicle entrance to the Natural Area (old pedestrian entrance), and perhaps some handpulling of weeds. Some prep work will be required by staff (Omar and Rebecca).


Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Coppermine River Trip

In late July of 2016, four men from Wenatchee pushed off from the shore of Point Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territory and launched down the Coppermine River. After 24 days of paddling, the four reached their destination, the Arctic Ocean and the Inuit village of Kugluktuk.


Fence Removal at Horse Lake Reserve
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be removing old barbed wire fencing along a boundary of the Horse Lake Reserve. The area is within an aspen grove, and the fence is falling down and overgrown. Work will involve clearing vegetation and removing wire and fence posts. Leather gloves, work clothes, and sturdy footwear are recommended, and bring along a pair of fencing pliers if you have them.


Peshastin Mill Site Trail Construction
9am-3pm

Join a work party hosted by our local Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) chapter to construct a new trail at the Peshastin Mill Site! This trail will be about 0.7 of a mile in length, and will be roughed in with a mini-excavator. Work will involve using handtools to complete the trailbed. Plan on getting dirty: wear work clothes and closed-toe footwear.


Trail Thursdays: Foothills Trail Maintenance
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If we receive enough fall rain by the end of September, we'll start work on general maintenance of the trails in the Foothills. Volunteers will hike along sections of the Foothills Trail System and work with handtools to fix erosion and drainage issues, as well as any tread damage. CDLT will supply tools and snacks.


Sagebrush Thinning at Horse Lake Reserve
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sagebrush has grown in too thick in some of the restoration fields at Horse Lake Reserve. Volunteers will use weed-eaters to thin out sagebrush seedlings this fall so that other native species can compete and to prevent a monoculture of sage in these areas. CDLT will provide snacks. If you have a weed-eater you can volunteer your time to operate, we'd appreciate it!


Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
8:00am-noon
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Citizen Science Project are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Thursdays: Saddle Rock Trailhead
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Help CDLT put the 'finishing touches' on the new trailhead at Saddle Rock. Tasks include reinstalling several kiosks and signs, installing a sturdy gate at the vehicle entrance to the Natural Area (old pedestrian entrance), and perhaps some handpulling of weeds. Some prep work will be required by staff (Omar and Rebecca).


Fence Removal at Horse Lake Reserve
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be removing old barbed wire fencing along a boundary of the Horse Lake Reserve. The area is within an aspen grove, and the fence is falling down and overgrown. Work will involve clearing vegetation and removing wire and fence posts. Leather gloves, work clothes, and sturdy footwear are recommended, and bring along a pair of fencing pliers if you have them.


Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
8:00am-noon
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Citizen Science Project are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Thursdays: Sage Hills Trail Restoration & Maintenance

Volunteers will use handtools to close a trail on private property, restore the trailbed with native grass seeding and the installation of erosion control materials, and install fence segments as barriers. There will also be work to reroute a short section of eroded and braided trail along the main Sage Hills Trail. Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear and work clothing.


Make a Difference Day: Restoration Planting
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Help plant 2000 sagebrush seedlings as part of our ongoing fire recovery efforts at Horse Lake Reserve for Make a Difference Day this fall. We'll have a variety of tasks related to this project. Volunteers should come prepared for changes in the weather, and wear work clothes and sturdy footwear. CDLT will supply all tools and equipment, as well as a light lunch and snacks. 


Trail Thursdays: Foothills Trail Maintenance
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

We'll try and get some general maintenance of the trails in the Foothills done before winter arrives. Volunteers will hike along sections of the Foothills Trail System and work with handtools to fix erosion and drainage issues, as well as any tread damage. CDLT will supply tools and snacks. Volunteers should wear work clothes and sturdy footwear, and plan on walking at least 2 miles.


Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Mountain Home Preserve
8:00am-noon
Mountain Home Preserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Citizen Science Project are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Trail Thursdays: Foothills Trail Maintenance
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

We'll try and get some general maintenance of the trails in the Foothills done before winter arrives. Volunteers will hike along sections of the Foothills Trail System and work with handtools to fix erosion and drainage issues, as well as any tread damage. CDLT will supply tools and snacks. Volunteers should wear work clothes and sturdy footwear, and plan on walking at least 2 miles.


Citizen Science: eBird Monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve
8:00am-noon
Horse Lake Reserve

Would you like to spend a weekday morning hiking, viewing wildlife, wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, while being part of a small team collecting bird species data?  Citizen Science Project are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.


Peshastin Mill Site Trail Construction
9am-3pm

Join a work party hosted by our local Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) chapter to construct a new trail at the Peshastin Mill Site! This trail will be about 0.7 of a mile in length, and will be roughed in with a mini-excavator. Work will involve using handtools to complete the trailbed. Plan on getting dirty: wear work clothes and closed-toe footwear.


FULL - Fall White River Salmon Tour
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm