Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiatives

Photo credit: Oregon Community Foundation

In our May 2020 eNews, we shared the news of the first round of projects realized through the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscape Initiative –  led by the Land Trust AllianceOregon Community FoundationSeattle Foundation, and Idaho Community Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Congratulations to the following WALT members, whose projects were recommended for the first round of funding through the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative:


Great Peninsula Conservancy:
Rocky Creek

Protection of the watershed also protects endangered species. The Squaxin Island Tribe and other local organizations have identified this site as a priority.

Photo credit: Brenna Thompson

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust:
Cascades Modoc Highlands

These 2,100 acres are surrounded by 20,000 of protected habitat, and creates a “mosaic of varying habitats” for diverse plants, birds, and wildlife.

Photo credit: Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

North Olympic Land Trust:
River’s Edge

In partnership with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County, this project conserves 104 total acres of farmland and habitat in the Dungeness River Valley.

Photo credit: Patrick Downs

North Olympic Land Trust:
Lower Elwha River

All five native Pacific salmon call the Elwha River home.  This project features a family-owned farm and riparian forest which is crucial for increased flooding.
Photo credit:  Isaac Gaustchi
PCC Farmland Trust:
Reiner Farm

For over 100 years, Reiner Farm was stewarded by the same family. PCC Farmland Trust is working to protect these property in perpetuity alongside the Tulalip Tribe.

Photo credit:  PCC Farmland Trust