Columbia Land Conservancy

Columbia Land Conservancy


Thanks to a community of volunteers, donors, and supporters that numbers thousands strong, the Columbia Land Conservancy has grown from an all-volunteer organization started around a kitchen table to a national leader among land trusts....

Mission and why

The Columbia Land Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust, works with our community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land starting in 1986....

Spring hiking tips

The birds are returning, the ground is thawing, and you're ready to get outside and enjoy the best spring has to offer! There are a few things to keep in... Read More "Spring hiking tips"

Updates to Ooms Master Plan

The Columbia Land Conservancy is grateful for everyone who took the time to come to an event, write comments, and weigh in on the draft master plan. All of the... Read More "Updates to Ooms Master Plan"

Top 5 Winter Hikes

Did you know the CLC Public Conservation Areas are open year-round? Even during the winter months, you can head outside to enjoy nature! Each site offers a different variety of... Read More "Top 5 Winter Hikes"

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a land conservancy?The Columbia Land Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to connect people to the land by partnering with individuals, community groups, and municipal partners.... Read More "Frequently Asked Questions"

Nature Quest opens at eight Public Conservation Areas

Ready, set, Nature Quest! Explore and learn about the animals that live at each Public Conservation Area and complete fun activities! Nature Quest will be live at every Conservation Area (except... Read More "Nature Quest opens at eight Public Conservation Areas"

Hunting Season Begins

Columbia County’s deer population causes damage to cars, forests, and crops every year. To responsibly manage the deer population at Public Conservation Areas, the Columbia Land Conservancy is partnering with... Read More "Hunting Season Begins"