Conserved in 2009
- 17 acres located along the Cowlitz River in Lewis County, just east of Interstate 5. This is Capitol Land Trust’s southernmost conserved property.
- The Preserve contains healthy, mature riparian forest along the Cowlitz River, as well as Cowlitz River side channels, seasonally flooded wetlands and a former pasture.
- The Preserve protects and maintains crucial habitat for Cowlitz River salmon species and other wildlife including songbirds, deer, and waterfowl.
- The Cowlitz Preserve is the result of mitigation efforts to minimize adverse impacts to salmon following the construction of the Cowlitz Dam in 1995.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Western Rivers Conservancy
- Cowlitz Indian Tribe
- Columbia Land Trust
- WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group
CLT Strategic Conservation Goal Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.