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  • Washington State is a Winner in Public-lands Bill Passed by Congress

    President Donald Trump signed on March 12 a landmark public lands bill with huge implications for national land acquisition for conservation, as well as for Washington state issues and projects. Every member of the Washington delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives passed this wide-ranging bill. Important for land acquisition of priority lands for permanent conservation protection and promotion of...

  • Arborfest 2019 - "Take a Walk in the Woods!"

    Come volunteer with the YVAS booth; enjoy the festivities; bring the family!

    Once again, it is almost time to celebrate nature with families at the Yakima Area Arboretum’s annual Arborfest, on Saturday, April 13th from 10am to 3 pm, at the Yakima Area Arboretum. This is a free community event, celebrating Arbor Day, spring, conservation, and nature. Featured are...

  • 2018 – A Record Year for Cleman Mountain Bluebirds

    During this cold, sometimes gloomy, time of year, it is fun to look back at warmer, sunnier times, especially when they involve birds. Last year (2018) was the fifth year that Joe and I monitored and maintained our little trail on Cleman Mountain which is accessed through the WDFW gate at the hay barn storing feed for wintering elk. Like...

  • Warm weather and wind hamper Yakima Valley CBC

    It was an odd Saturday morning on December 29 that greeted the birders on the Yakima Valley Christmas Bird Count. Weather conditions made it seem like an early spring day: high temp. of 57°, low 29°, no snow on the ground, and only the shallowest little pools of water frozen but soon melted as the day warmed. If it hadn’t...