Restoring Gold Creek back into the forested wetland habitat that it once was benefits people, wildlife, and the ecosystem. This restoration effort is a priority for Yakama Nation, conservation groups, public land and resource managers and local residents. Kittitas Conservation Trust (KCT) is the on-the-ground, community-centered organization restoring the creek. KCT studied the areas for years in partnership with Yakama Nation Fisheries, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Yakama Nation— whose ancestral homeland includes Gold Creek—are among those leading the restoration work in the area.