Phase I ESA Historic Ranch Site

Snow Mountain Ranch, Cowiche, Washington 

In 2004, Fulcrum assisted the Trust for Public Lands and the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy with acquisition of Snow Mountain Ranch. The Phase I ESA included six whole tax parcels and portions of two tax parcels of real property totaling approximately 1,700-acres. Elevation of the site was nearly 500 feet from the foot of the hillside to ridge. Site developments included livestock watering systems, bridges over waterways, outbuildings, and miles of fencing.

Today, after many volunteer hours, the site is open to naturalists. With acquisition of the ranch, the Conservancy presents on their website that the site is an opportunity to enhance salmon migration up Cowiche Creek, protect an important community resource, and provide public access to a remote and beautiful area in the Yakima Valley. 

Click on the photos below for a larger view.

207 West Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
p: 509.459.9220

406 North 2nd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
p: 509.574.0839