Douglas County Area

WENATCHEE — As Earth Day approaches, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) is pleased to announce another permanent conservation win for wildlife habitat and working lands in Douglas County.

BADGER MOUNTAIN — On a cold Saturday morning, a group of volunteers gathered around a garage on Badger Mountain with bags strapped to their sides and gardening shears in hand.

For generations, farmers and ranchers in Central Washington have understood that in order to continue their important job of feeding the world, we must work together to conserve one of our most precious assets: our land.

Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. The timing of weed control treatments depends on the stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule.

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and the Keane family have entered into a conservation easement to permanently protect a 6,723-acre family ranch in Douglas County to support farming and provide habitat for the imperiled greater sage-grouse.

New nature preserve protects high-quality shrub-steppe in Douglas County.

High quality shrub-steppe wildlife habitat protected

The Spiva Butte Nature Preserve consists of some of the most pristine shrub-steppe habitat left in Washington State. The 1,396-acre preserve provides critical habitat for one of the last two viable sage-grouse populations remaining in the state.

In late December 2002, the Musland family donated a conservation easement on their Camel Springs property in Douglas County to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.