Information about our Conservation Easements

Since 1997 we have helped protect 110 properties with conservation easements. These easement agreements cover 8,507 acres and 32 miles of critical riparian shoreline habitat along the Methow River and its tributaries. Below we have highlighted a few areas where easement properties are clustered on the landscape.

Winthrop to Mazama Area Easements

35 properties; 1,360 acres; 12.81 miles of riverfront

* Methow River riparian and aquatic habitat protection through riparian zone buffers
* agricultural land protection
* protecting land from threat of commercial development
* wildlife habitat protection
* scenic viewshed protection

To read a conservator story, click here

Rendezvous Area Easements

9 properties, 496 acres

* shrub-steppe habitat protection
* upland watershed protection through riparian zone buffers
* wildlife habitat protection
* sustainable forestry management

To read a conservator story, click here

Middle Methow River Valley Floor:
On the valley floor between Winthrop and Twisp

18 properties; 1,070 acres; 5.13 miles of riverfront

* Methow River riparian and aquatic habitat protection through riparian zone buffers
* agricultural land protection
* wildlife habitat protection
* scenic viewshed protection

To read a conservator story, click here.

Middle Methow River Uplands:
Uplands and side drainages between Winthrop and Carlton

12 properties; 3,089 acres; 2.41 miles of stream front

* shrub-steppe habitat protection
* protection of riparian and aquatic habitat through riparian zone buffers
* agricultural land protection
* wildlife habitat protection
* scenic viewshed protection

To read a conservator story, click here.


Lower Methow River:
On the valley floor between Twisp & Pateros

8 properties; 820 acres; 2.73 miles of riverfront

* Methow River riparian and aquatic habitat protection through riparian zone buffers
* agricultural land protection
* wildlife habitat protection
* shrub-steppe habitat protection
* scenic viewshed protection

To read a conservator story, click here.

Twisp River

21 properties; 916 acres; 6.86 miles of riverfront

* Twisp River riparian and aquatic habitat protection through riparian zone buffers
* shrub-steppe habitat protection
* wildlife habitat protection
* agricultural land protection

To read a conservator story, click here

Chewuch River

6 properties; 244 acres; 0.83 miles of riverfront

* Chewuch River riparian and aquatic habitat protection through riparian zone buffers
* shrub-steppe habitat protection
* wildlife habitat protection
* agricultural land protection

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870