The Little White Salmon Biodiversity Reserve is the name given to a collection of parcels purchased over a 35 year period in the Columbia River Gorge near White Salmon. The land totals over 1,000 acres stretching from the river to the plateau and includes varied microclimates. It is an idea place to teach ecological principles and practices.
LWSBR encompasses both diverse forest and farmland habitat around the confluence of the Little White Salmon and Columbia Rivers.
A non-profit wildlife area started in 1974 by a group of local teachers and conservationists. The Reserve contains the largest remaining block of ancient forest on the northern side of the Columbia River Gorge, providing the only significant corridor between federal lands to support a continuing link between Oregon and Washington populations of the northern spotted owl. Other sensitive and at-risk species include: the peregrine falcon, the pileated woodpecker, the northern goshawk, the olive-sided flycatcher, long-eared and long-legged myotis, Townsend’s big-eared bat, Vaux’s swift, Larch Mountain and Van Dyke’s salamanders, harlequin duck, Oregon spotted frog, and western pond turtle.