- 2004-2008 Acquisition priorities
- Farm preservation
- Master plans
- Salmon recovery
- Working forest initiative
2004-2008 Acquisition priorities
In 2004 the Board of Clark County Commissioners (BOCC) identified 12 acquisition priorities for the Legacy Lands Program to pursue. All recent acquisitions have been consistent with these priorities. Work continues on acquisition projects in the following areas: Main stem Lewis River, Washougal/Little Washougal River, Lacamas Creek and Lacamas Lake, Burnt Bridge Creek and Salmon Creek greenways.
With a grant from the State Conservation Commission, Office of Farmland Preservation, the BOCC convened an agricultural preservation advisory committee in 2008 to closely look at farm activity and farming opportunities in Clark County and explore a range of tools and strategies the county and other entities could pursue to support and sustain agriculture in the county.
The Agricultural Preservation Strategies Report was published in March 2009.
- The Lower Daybreak property is 112 acres on the south bank of the east fork immediately downstream from the 82nd Avenue/Daybreak Road bridge.
- Camp Lewisville is a 118-acre property on the south bank of the East Fork Lewis River, immediately accross the river from Lewisville Regional Park.
The master plans will identify the most appropriate uses for the properties, the range of public recreation opportunities to be provided and how these properties will best fit within the Lower East Fork Lewis River Greenway and the regional park system.
The Legacy Lands Program works closely with the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCRFRB) and other agencies and organizations to implement the Lower Columbia River Fish Recovery Plan. Fish habitat improvement projects are underway on various county-owned properties along the East Fork of the Lewis River and in Salmon Creek.
The county also participated in the East Fork Lewis River working group, convened by the LCRFRB to take a strategic look at additional fish recovery projects in the Lower East Fork from Lewisville Regional Park to its confluence with the North Fork. The Lower East Fork Lewis River Aquatic Habitat Restoration Plan was adopted by the LCRFRB in April 2009.
Working forest initiative
The Legacy Lands Program, Columbia Land Trust, private landowners and the State Department of Natural Resources are working together to maintain the forest land base and ensure that working forests remain an important part of Clark County’s economy and culture.