CDLT Announces Farmland Acquisition during Earth Month

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Just before Earth Day, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust secured an agricultural conservation easement on over 2,400 acres in Douglas County with Vernon Breiler, a fourth-generation rancher. Shrubsteppe covers over half of the property, which provides crucial habitat for the threatened Greater sage-grouse.  Read more from Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. 

Skagit Land Trust Conserves Entrance to Samish Island

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The latest acquisition from the Skagit Land Trust ensures the public entrance to Samish Island is permanently protected. The beach along Padilla Bay also holds historic and cultural significance for the Coast Salish people. Future restoration could connect habitat for juvenile salmonids, crab, herrings, and countless invertebrates. Read more via Skagit Land Trust.

Blooms Preserve is Doubled!

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Capitol Land Trust recently more than doubled the size of Blooms Preserve. The land trust is coordinating with state and federal partners to help design restoration on this complex ecological area, in hopes of aiding the recovery of the federally threated and state endangered Oregon spotted frog.  Read more from Capitol Land Trust.

Washington Farmland Trust’s Campaign Updates

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We’re a couple months late to the party, but it’s quite a party! In January, the Washington Farmland Trust shared the news they had raised over $26 million through donors, impact investors, and public grants as part of their “Our Farms, Our Future” campaign to protect farmland in the rapidly developing Puget Sound region.

Quimper Wildlife Corridor

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Through their Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge, Jefferson Land Trust is setting out to raise over $1.7 million to help kick start efforts with almost 40 landowners (yep, you read that right) to secure many of the key inholdings in the corridor, beloved by the community for its diverse wildlife and enchanting trails within Port Townsend…
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Saltese Uplands

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The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is working hard to fund a key 55-acre purchase adjacent to the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area owned by Spokane County Parks. This campaign will help protect future wetland restoration, as well as secure and expand recreational opportunities for an area that has seen over 100% increase in use over the last…
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Connecting Samish and Swede

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Over a decade ago, Tope Ryan Conservation Area was donated to Skagit Land Trust. At the end of last year, a small but mighty addition was made that includes 900 feet of Samish River and its confluence with the Swede Creek tributary. Read more from Skagit Land Trust.

Building something in Buckley

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Historically, Pierce County has been home to dairy and livestock farms. After 7 years of collaboration, Washington Farmland Trust has conserved 21-acres of Dionas Farm on the rapidly developing Buckley Plateau; efforts that have already inspired more interest from other landowners.  Read more from Washington Farmland Trust or check out their video.    

Preserving what matters most

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Fort Ebey State Park will increase by 67 acres now that the landowner, Marilyn Vogel, donated a conservation easement to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and gifted the protected property to Washington State Parks. Her late father, Art Vogel, instilled a love for the land and wildlife, and his legacy lives on through this protected forest. Read more via…
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Let’s boast about the Boistfort

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Capitol Land Trust teamed up with a “confluence” of other partners, including the Washington Water Trust, to acquire the Stillman Creek Riparian Preserve in the Boistfort Valley and place the water rights into trust to keep water in-stream for salmon and steelhead. Read the full story in The Chronicle. “Capitol Land Trust Says New Stream…
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