New Larger than Life Map Welcomes You to the Central Cascades

Map and Writing by Erica Simek Sloniker, Visual Content Specialist

We’ve got a new welcome sign in the Cle Elum Field office: a giant map of the Central Cascades!

Next time you’re passing through the area, take a stroll down East First Street in the heart of Cle Elum and gaze through the big windows to see for yourself. Better yet, swing on inside and say “hello” to our friendly staff.

Though the town of Cle Elum is small, our large map hopes to capture your imagination and welcome your input on how the forestland The Nature Conservancy manages around the towns of Cle Elum, Roslyn and Ronald are managed. The Nature Conservancy has a fixed timeline in which to pursue land transfers within this ownership to public agencies, sales to conservation buyers or find other creative solutions to permanently protect the properties.

At The Nature Conservancy, we believe in thriving nature and thriving communities.  An open house last Friday in the office welcomed community members to engage with this work and to learn and share ideas. Our new map will not only welcome you, but help you connect to this vast landscape and help you re-imagine the ways in which the vast forests we manage will continue to thrive, be resilient as the world changes, support local jobs and recreation, and be a home for fish and wildlife.

Please join us in permanently protecting these lands by identifying the forest ownership models that reflect this community’s values. Or, simply stop by and come find yourself in the giant map through the many adventures you’ve had in the Central Cascades.

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