TO THIS PLACE
Join us in shaping how a locally designed and managed community forest can bring tangible benefits to Kittitas County, while ensuring permanent conservation of and access to this iconic landscape.
We are working to permanently protect the last large remnants of the checkerboard lands, which are concentrated in three main areas: Taneum, Cabin Creek, and the Cle Elum Ridge.
Miles of trail
These lands are connected to our upper Kittitas County communities through a series of hiking, biking, horseback riding, x-country skiing, snowshoing, and snowmobile trails.
Black bears, elks, deer, mountain lions, fox, great horned owl, Cooper's Hawk, salmon, Douglas Fir, Western Cedar, and many more animals and plants call these lands their home.
About the Checkerboard Partnership
We are a group of individuals, organizations, and government entities coming together to start a conversation about the future of 27,000 acres of privately owned forest in the Central Cascades.