White Eagle Memorial Preserve is a conservation burial ground founded in 2008, licensed by the state of Washington, and part of Sacred Earth Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which stewards both White Eagle and Ekone Ranch summer camps and adult programming.
WEMP conservation burial ground spans 20 acres adjacent to Rock Creek Canyon, set within a larger wilderness of 1138 acres of permanently protected oak and ponderosa forest, meadow, and steppe near the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This land is habitat for deer, coyote, cougar, eagles, wild turkeys, steelhead in the canyon creek, western grey squirrels, rattlesnakes, and the occasional bear or lynx . Our mission is to steward and protect this ecosystem, and to provide families with meaningful conservation burial opportunities.
We are certified by the Green Burial Council as a Conservation Burial Ground, and we are one of nine founding members of the Conservation Burial Alliance, dedicated to conservation stewardship and education.
Here are a few more glimpses into Conservation Burial at White Eagle:
In Print: An article from one of our stewards, published in High Country News
CLOSER TO THE LIGHT: A short musical video tour of White Eagle
IN VIDEO: Watch the video about one of our early burials, that went nationwide with Associated Press, and this new featurette (below) made by a community member whose husband was buried at White Eagle in 2018.