Wenatchee, WA

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

2005 to Present

Since 2005 a vision has been taking shape focused on conservation and recreation access for the Wenatchee Foothills.  Led by the Chelan Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and the City of Wenatchee with specific involvement from the Trust for Public Land, Chelan County and Chelan PUD the effort has resulted in the conservation of over 10,000 acres of foothills shrub steppe habitat.

Recreation access has always been a part of the plan, and since 2005 SCJ landscape architects have been a part of the planning, analysis, design, public Involvement efforts for this important community-based project. Our designers also have provided concept plan development, permit coordination, fund raising support and neighborhood input leadership for numerous trailheads securing public access to the foothills.

To date three trailheads have been constructed with up to three more in the planning and design stages. We continue to serve the CDLT in various capacities in the effort to complete the design and construction of the remaining trailheads.

Much of the staff at SCJ’s Wenatchee office are transplants to the Wenatchee Valley, and recreation in the foothills is a big reason for that. We are delighted to be a part of continuing to make the Wenatchee area a place where people want to live, work, and play.