Here in Washington State's Methow Valley, the land tugs on each of us in different ways. A rancher or farmer gazing across a rich cultivated field might see a lifestyle that has connected his family to the land for generations. A naturalist might scan the vast mountains and meadows, awed by the diversity of plant and animal life hidden in the landscape before her. A recreationalist might itch to explore one of nature's grandest playgrounds by foot, horse, bike or ski. For others, the power and beauty of the Valley prompts aesthetic or spiritual stirrings.
The Methow Conservancy is here to serve the people and the land of the Methow Valley, and to protect this land that means so much to so many for generations to come.
The Methow Conservancy formed from a 1996 merger between the Methow Valley Land Trust and the Methow Valley Environmental Center. What started as an energetic vision to protect land in the Valley has grown into a well-respected mainstay of the Methow Valley community. Now, the Methow Conservancy now has a staff of 10, an active board of 12 Valley landowners, and a membership base of more than 1000 households.
The Need for Conservation
in the Methow Valley:
The very characteristics that make the Methow Valley such diverse and biologically rich land, however, are also the traits that have made it a popular destination for an increasing number of people. As more people come to the Valley on a full- or part-time basis, the more precarious the ecological balance of this unique place becomes.
The Methow Conservancy exists to help people care for this beautiful Valley and its vibrant community.
315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71 Winthrop, WA 98862 509.996.2870