Walla Walla Area Conservation Groups and Resources

Blue Mountain Audubon - Serves its membership and its community in the goals to appreciate, preserve, and enjoy birds and wildlife and the natural environment in the local area, and beyond.

Washington Native Plant Society (Columbia Basin Chapter) - The Columbia Basin Chapter serves both Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities. The chief goals of the WNPS for protecting wildflowers is protecting habitat via providing habitat, rather than development, and by reducing invasive weeds to protect habitat.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board - The Board supports salmon recovery by funding habitat protection and restoration projects. It also supports related programs and activities that produce sustainable and measurable benefits for fish and their habitat.

Tri-State Steelheaders -The Tri-State Steelheaders Fisheries Enhancement Group by completing habitat enhancement projects, crafting coalitions with conservation organizations, conducting educational outreach, securing volunteer assistance, and promoting sustainable recreational angling, will perpetuate salmonid populations and create measureable increases in their habitat in southeastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and north central Idaho.

Vinea Trust - The Walla Walla Valley Winemakers Sustainable Trust. The mission of Vineia is todevelop and implement a sustainable vineyard management program, synonymous with the Walla Walla Valley, internationally recognized for its strict environmental standards and high quality farming practices.

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council - The mission of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council is to protect the resources of the Walla Walla Watershed, deal with issues in advance of resource degradation, and enhance the overall health of the watershed, while also protecting, as far as possible, the welfare, customs, and cultures of all citizens residing in the basin.

Walla Walla Conservation District - We believe that complex environmental problems can be solved through voluntary cooperation rather than by regulatory mandates. We will do this by creating and then implementing proactive programs that respect both the need of landowners and the natural resources of the County.

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership - Watershed planning is a cooperative effort between community members including landowners, local governments, conservation groups, tribes, state and federal agencies, and many other entities that are coordinating together to develop local solutions to regional water issues

Walla Walla Trends - A community indicators website for Walla Walla County.   On this website,  The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis Eastern Washington University, provides data in order to give the communities in Walla Walla County a way to assess how they are doing in key quality-of-life areas, such as education, economic vitality, health, and the environment.  The data are offered as neutral information for all parties involved and interested in public policy issues.

 

Land Trust Resources

The Land Trust Alliance - The national association for land trusts; an excellent source of information

American Farmland Trust - AFT works to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote sustainable farming practices that lead to a healthy environment

The Trust For Public Land - A national non-profit organization that helps communities protect land.

Equity Trust - The mission of Equity Trust is to promote equity in the world by changing the way people think about and hold property.

Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth.

Inland Northwest Land Trust - Inland Northwest Land Trust works with willing private landowners to preserve and protect the natural lands, waters, and working farms and forests of the Inland Northwest.

Columbia Land Trust - A private, non-profit organization, was founded in 1990. We’re dedicated to conserving signature landscapes and vital habitat together with the communities of the Columbia River region.

Wallowa Land Trust - The mission of the Wallowa Land Trust is to protect the rural nature of the Wallowa Valley and surrounding areas by working cooperatively with private landowners, Indian tribes and local communities.

Palouse Land Trust - Our mission is to conserve the open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, and scenery of the Palouse.