Your Places. Your Values. Your LANDS!
Developed by
Department of Geography
Central Washington University

Welcome to the Upper Yakima Basin Project

Project Overview

Land managers in Kittitas and Yakima County want to know more about where you recreate and the natural resources you value. This survey will inform recreation and restoration project planning between land management agencies, collaboratives, and partner groups.

The Upper Yakima Basin runs from the Stuart Range to the North, the Yakama Indian Reservation to the South, the Cascade Crest to the West, and the western extents of the cities of Ellensburg and Yakima to the East.

The survey will ask you to identify places that are important to you, and will take about 5-10 minutes to complete depending on the number of places you map. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Your decision to participate is strictly voluntary. You are free to answer all, some, or none of the questions. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous and you may stop the survey at any point.

If you have questions about this survey, please contact: Jennifer Lipton, PhD at CWU-Ellensburg, (509) 963-1164, If you have questions about your rights as a participant, you may also contact the CWU Human Protections Administrator at (509) 963-3115.

Please click “Start Survey” to continue if you wish to participate.