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  • USDA Forest Service and Partners are seeking a community vision for recreation

    Cle Elum and Naches Areas—In the cold, clear waters of the Cle Elum River, an angler tries her luck catching trout as early morning steam rises into the air. Far to the south over several forested ridges, a group of motorbike enthusiasts are unloading their trailers in preparation for a day out on the Cub Creek trails in the Little...

  • 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...