Join us as we do what the squirrels do! In this Columbia Land Trust led event, we'll be collecting acorns from nearby oaks and planting them in the footprint of the former Haul Road along the Klickitat River. Come prepared for an athletic endeavor, featuring a 6-10 mile hike along the scenic shoreline. We'll be collecting and planting as we go, while Stewardship Lead Lindsay Cornelius shares information about property and this ambitious multi-phase restoration project. If you're able to join for this full day in the outdoors, you'll be treated to the rare opportunity to get hands-on with one of Columbia Land Trust's most impactful and interesting restoration projects yet.
About Haul Road: The Klickitat River is spectacular: Make a trip to the river and you'll see why its lower 10.8 miles were designated as Wild and Scenic. Located on the shores of the Klickitat, Haul Road is easily one of Columbia Land Trust's most ambitious restoration projects to date. We're removing eight and a half miles of the old Haul Road, allowing the river to reclaim its historic floodplain for the first time in 80 years. Using funds from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Columbia Land Trust purchased the old road in 2007. Since then, together with Yakama Nation Fisheries, we've removed 4.5 miles of road from the floodplain and plan to remove 4 more. Phase 5 of construction began in August.
Registration Required: To register, contact Sam Schongalla, Columbia Land Trust Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-213-1214. Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration.