Welcome to the Chehalis River Basin!
From the rolling hills and prairies south of Puget Sound to the saltwater estuaries on the Pacific coast, the Chehalis River watershed stretches across 2,660 square miles. Waters from five different counties flow into Grays Harbor by way of the Chehalis River, forming the second largest river basin in Washington state. Traditionally, this magnificent watershed has supported the Chehalis and Quinault Tribes, family farmers, timber, and fishing.
Today, our streams and lands are threatened by invasive species, development pressures, and increased pollution. The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust is dedicated to preserving the rural character of the basin by protecting precious open spaces. As of today, we steward over 4,000 acres of riparian and estuary habitat.
We have a vision – our vibrant local community rejoicing in abundant clean water, strong fish runs, diverse wildlife, and open spaces. As a nonprofit land trust, we have focused on protecting lands adjacent to our streams and rivers to keep our watershed healthy.
We are proud to contribute to our community’s health and happiness.