Since 2018 a small local group has been meeting about the idea of increasing recreational opportunities in close proximity to Chewelah. Despite Chewelah’s natural beauty, there are few single track trails within a short distance from Chewelah. The group decided that in order to be be successful in obtaining funding to accomplish these lofty goals they needed to become a non-profit.
In late 2018 the Chewelah Valley Land Trust obtained it’s 501c3 non-profit status. It’s board of directors is made up of 9 members. Since then, CVLT has been awarded two land acquisition grants to purchase Gold Hill and one technical support grant. As a part of the requirements for the grant the Land Trust must have an appraisal completed which they are currently in process of completing.