Sunday, July 19, 2009

Naches River forest protected

The Nature Conservancy recently led efforts to purchase over 2,600 acres of forest in the Naches watershed of the Yakima River. The group successfully obtained funding from state and federal sources to make the $3.27 million purchase from Plum Creek. The Naches is an important tributary of the Yakima for steelhead and other listed species. See the press release here. If you're interested in more regarding the status and recovery potential of the Yakima River see the most recent edition of the Osprey for an in-depth article.

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