Columbia Land Trust Uses Metal Signs to Mark Wilderness/Conservation Properties

There’s nothing quite as invigorating and nothing helps you recharge your batteries quite as well as getting out of the city and enjoying the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. To keep these areas enjoyable for everyone, though, conservation efforts are needed. And, these conservation organizations need signs to inform visitors of the appropriate behavior in sensitive environments. Columbia Land Trust was just such a group that needed just such signs, so they contacted the mighty sign makers at SGS for wilderness and conservancy signs for Vancouver, WA.

What Does the Columbia Land Trust Do?

With their headquarters on Officers’ Row in Vancouver, Columbia Land Trust’s mission is to care for and conserve the Northwest places we love. The types of places that supply all of us with an unrivaled quality of life and wellbeing.  They conserve areas like natural areas in urban strongholds, forests, Columbia River tributaries, wetlands, wide open spaces that anchor rural communities, Columbia River shores, and more.

When an organization that does such a great job of protecting the Northwest’s unique atmosphere came to us for metal signs for conservation properties in Vancouver, WA, we couldn’t wait to help. We’d done some work for the Columbia Land Trust before, providing them with frosted window graphics for their new Portland offices. For this project, they needed new metal signs for their Upper Elochman Conservation Property and for the Pine Creek East Conservation area.

SGS Saves the Day

After listening closely to what the CLT had in mind, Kindra, our “Jill of All Trades,” took their ideas and ran with them, creating a new design that incorporated their sponsors, logo, and information about the specific site. Before we explain what we did, take a moment to glance at the photos of the signs. Notice how they look remarkably similar? Yeah, Kindra really hit the ball out of the park when it came to keeping CLT’s branding consistent.

We first went to work on the Upper Elochman signage for southwest Washington. They needed two wayfinding signs for each point of entry to make certain visitors would see all pertinent information. We started with 3mm Alupanel, an aluminum composite material, of two different sizes: 18” by 24” and 24” by 24”. We then applied the full color laminated prints to the signage.

For Pine Creek, all of the information needed to fit on one 18” by 18” sign. All together we created eight of these markers. For this job, we needed a more heavy duty .080 aluminum material. And, again, we applied full color print graphics with a protective laminate. Now, these areas are very clearly branded as Columbia Land Trust projects. This helps connect the outdoor enthusiasts who fish, hike, and enjoy these areas with the group that works to rebuild and protect these natural treasures.

Do you need metal signs to mark your territory in the wilderness or the urban jungle? If so, pick up the phone today to put the talented team at SGS to work for you.