Land Trust raises $1 million for Nason Ridge purchase

Submitted on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:17

LAKE WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust raised $1.1 million in four months to contribute to the purchase of Nason Ridge — moving one step closer to keeping the 3,714 acres of forested land accessible to the public forever. “We hit and passed our goal in a short amount of time,” said Curt Soper, the land trust’s executive director. “It says a lot about our community.” The area overlooks Lake Wenatchee and includes Nason Creek, a crucial salmon habitat that feeds the Wenatchee River. In June, timber company Weyerhaeuser sold the land to the Western Rivers Conservancy instead of developing or logging it. Over the last few years Weyerhaeuser has been selling properties acquired from a 2013 purchase of Longview Fibre, a timber company with major land holdings in North Central Washington.

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