The mission of the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy is to promote a healthy future for its community by conserving the heritage of open space, scenic vistas and riparian corridors from Yakima to the Cascade foothills with connected recreation trails and natural landscapes. A nonprofit membership organization, CCC is particularly dedicated to preserving, enhancing and maintaining the essential features of shrub-steppe and riparian terrain within the Cowiche Creek and Naches River watershed areas in the Yakima Valley region of Washington state, including the Cowiche Canyon, its adjacent undeveloped uplands and Snow Mountain Ranch.
Cowiche Canyon Conservancy became a Brainerd Foundation grantee in 2008.
Bicyclists on Cowiche Canyon Trail Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
Cowiche Creek. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
Cowiche Creek in Winter. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
Man & Children on the Cowiche Canyon Trail. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
A yellow bellied marmot in Cowiche Canyon. Photo courtesy of David Hagen, for the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.
Cowiche Canyon Uplands and Mount Cleman in Winter. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
Pond in Winter, Snow Mountain Ranch. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
Wildflowers & Panorama, Cowiche Mtn, Snow Mountain Ranch. Photo courtesy of David Hagen.
$10,000 - To increase conservation awareness and protect sensitive habitat in the North Cascades foothills. Grassroots fund
$3,000 - To develop a strategic plan in order to effectively carry out the long-term goal of protecting conservation values in Yakima's Cowiche Canyon. Opportunity fund