Building on more than 20 years of trust in the community, Methow Conservancy’s mission is clear: to inspire people to care for the land of the Methow Valley.
The Methow Conservancy is using innovative and powerful approaches to:
- Protect healthy land, clean water and fresh air
- Connect people to the land
- Support local agriculture
- Be a role model for the rural mountain West
A Delicate Balance:
What does it mean to be a role model for the rural mountain West? Like any ecosystem, it’s a delicate balance. It’s enough healthy habitat protected so wildlife can thrive and enough thoughtful development to embrace people, too. It’s fertile soils that still support agriculture and a community that values that heritage. It’s a resilient economy vibrant with visitors and cutting-edge opportunities and yet still “undiscovered” enough to allow for solitude and quiet. It’s diverse people who care for each other and for the land.
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 11, an active board of 12 Valley landowners, and a membership base of almost 1000 households and businesses. After more than two decades of conservation, we’ve come to understand that our land protection work does not, and cannot happen independent from all other aspects of life in the Methow Valley.
Learn more on our website.