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From the Cascades to the Kettles, Canada to the Columbia, Okanogan Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization connecting people to the land and conserving and sustaining our working farms and ranches, wildlife habitats, and water resources for generations to come.

Announcements and Events

OLT's "Feathered Friends of the Forest"

November and December 2017

Chamber Festival of Trees for Nonprofits

Bid on OLT's holiday tree in a silent and live auction to support our conservation efforts!
November 16th - December 8th 2017


12 Tribes Casino, Omak

  • More than 25 holiday trees from local nonprofits available for bid.
  • Silent auction runs thru December 8th.
  • Live auction at Gala on Friday, December 8th.
  • 100% of the winning bid for each tree will go to the non-profit that enters it.

This is a new event put on by the Conconully and Omak Chambers of Commerce. More info on the event here.



Across from Rawson's, we're hard to miss!

December 2017

Open House

Okanogan Land Trust invites you to an Open House to celebrate the season!
Friday, December 1st, 2017, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

203 2nd Ave S, Suite 120 in Okanogan

  • Mingle with friends old and new
  • Meet our Board and Staff
  • Learn about our conservation work and tools available for private landowners.
  • Enjoy artwork by local artists

Beverages and light refreshments will be available.



Summer 2017

A Busy Summer at OLT!

Several announcements to share:

  • In July we closed on a new conservation easement which protects an ideal location for a future wildlife underpass on Hwy 97.
  • Also in July, our new Conservation Associate started work with OLT!
  • Rounding out our busy July, we held a successful Ponderosa Leadership Circle event in the Okanogan Highlands.

Photo from History Presentation

April 2017

An Evening of Art and Local History

Saturday, April 15th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

203 2nd Ave S, Suite 120 in Okanogan

Join us for a special two-part evening featuring:

Art Open House from 5-7 pm:
As part of OLT’s rotating art exhibit, the Open House will feature works from Colville Tribal member Georgia Tongel and long-time local artist Linda Vance.
These artists belong to Okanogan County Artists Association, a group which displays artwork at OLT’s office and several other locations throughout the county.

Local History Presentation by Doug Woodrow at 7 pm:
Retired teacher and local historian Doug Woodrow will present the photographs of Frank Matsura and Malott postmistress, Mabel Gavin, which preserve an important historical record of exiled Methow Indian families struggling to maintain their traditions in a changing world.
Although from two incredibly different cultures, the two photographers developed a bond of friendship and appreciation for each other’s work.
Through these photos we can reconstruct the life of a very dynamic community in Malott during the late 19thand early 20th centuries.

March 2017

Spring Forward Celebration

Join us to celebrate our 15th birthday and the coming of spring.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sitzmark Ski Lodge, 2080 Havillah Road, Tonasket

  • Food and drink (Ole Swede Cider!)
  • Silent auction
  • Live music
  • Hay rides
  • Children's activities

Although the ski lift will not be running, you can enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, conditions permitting. Bring your own gear or rent theirs.

Recent News

December 2016

2016 Year-End Newsletter

After an extended hiatus, The OLT Newsletter is back! Click here to download a PDF version, or contact us if you would like a print copy sent to you.

May 2015

Common Ground - Spring Newsletter

Read it here. Sign up in the sidebar for direct notifications.

April 2016

Poems of the Okanogan

The OLT community gathers annually to share poems about the area we love. (See Community Conservation for more about this event.) The words and verse of our OLT poets are now available!

February 2015

Common Ground - Midwinter Newsletter

Read it online, here; or open the PDF-print version.
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January 2015

Common Ground - Special Announcement

Meet our new executive director, Thom Woodruff!

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December 2014

Common Ground - Winter Newsletter

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September 2014

Common Ground - Autumn Newsletter

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May 2014

OLT Joins Working for Wildlife Coalition

The OLT joins efforts with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and a variety of other organizations, to maintain and enhance the synergy between open spaces (e.g., rangeland) and the abundant wildlife contributing to our quality of life.

Learn more about the Working for Wildlife initiative.