What is at Stake?
Our quality of life, the health of our communities, our economic vitality, and our heritage—all depend on smart management of our rivers, lakes, natural areas and wildlife habitat. Chelan and Douglas Counties are still under pressure from population growth, putting our natural areas at risk.
The next 10 years are a critical time for our region. If we don’t act together—and act now—poorly planned growth could take away the rural and natural areas that make Chelan and Douglas Counties exceptional.
Please help us preserve our natural areas for future generations. Find out how you can help.
“The Land Trust is working to ensure that the very things that make this area so attractive to a family such as ours- beautiful natural areas with abundant wildlife, and accessible hiking and biking trails, will still be there for future generations. We are proud to support the Land Trust.”
-George and Caiti Velazquez
"The incentive based approach of the Land Trust provides an opportunity for family farmers to conserve working farmland while maximizing their returns, allowing them to continue farming as they always have."
-Mike Harrison, Family Farmer
"I support the Land Trust’s work to preserve our clean water, clean air and recreational opportunities. This is consistent with a national effort to improve public health by providing recreational opportunities close to home that people of all ages can enjoy."
-Jack Evans, President and CEO of Central Washington Hospital
“I like to do aesthetically pleasing projects that fit into the natural environment. I therefore appreciate the incentives and expertise that the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust offers to landowners who want to balance conservation and development on their property.”
-Brian Nelson, Developer
Watch video interviews with some of our members
|Todd & Amy Kiesz||Everett & Willow Burts||Harriet Bullitt||Heather & Pat Murphy|