Wenatchee, WA

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

2005 - 2015

In 2005 a vision began to take 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 by the Trust for Public Land, Chelan County and Chelan PUD – the effort resulted in the conservation of over 10,000 acres of foothills shrub steppe habitat.

Recreation access was always a part of the plan, and starting in 2005 SCJ landscape architects were a part of the planning, analysis, design, and public involvement efforts for this important community-based project. Our designers also provided concept plan development, permit coordination, fundraising support, and neighborhood input leadership for numerous trailheads, securing public access to the foothills.

In total, six trailheads were constructed. 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 were delighted to be a part of continuing to make the Wenatchee area a place where people want to live, work, and play.