Protecting the Touchet River

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In November, Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) successfully finalized a conservation easement on an important stretch of the Touchet River after years of dedicated effort. Read about their partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to protect the Touchet River, detailed in BMLT’s  2022-2023 Impact Report. Photo credit: William Frohne

33 Acres of Forests, Ponds, and Meadows at Wood Duck Hollow Protected Forever

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Wood Duck Hollow’s 33 acres of forests, ponds, and meadows have been protected forever. Charlotte Watts, who purchased the property in 1990 and spent years stewarding the land with her late partner Charlotte McElroy, recently donated Wood Duck Hollow’s conservation easement to North Olympic Land Trust to ensure the perpetuity of this beloved landscape.  “Long…
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Successful Transferred of 55 acres in Saltese Uplands Conservation Area 

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Inland Northwest Land Conservancy has successfully transferred 55 acres of the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area to Spokane County, utilizing Conservation Futures Funding.  The land addition elevates the total protected area in the Saltese Uplands to over 1,200 acres! Photo credit: Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Restoring a Critical Fish Habitat in the Springbrook Creek Preserve.

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Bainbridge Island Land Trust has been restoring a critical fish habitat in the Springbrook Creek Preserve. They have removed a culvert, stabilized the stream bank through restoration and planting efforts, and are even using eDNA to research all the species present in this habitat. At a recent WALT peer member meeting on Bainbridge, staff from…
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New Community Pavilion at Valley View Forest

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A new wheelchair-accessible trail spanning 525 feet has been finished in Valley View Forest, guiding guests from the parking area to the recently constructed Community Pavilion! The trail initiative is part of Jefferson Land Trust’s commitment to increase accessibility across their nature preserves. The pavilion was designed to honor the both the trees used in its construction…
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Additional 55 acres for Saltese Uplands Conservation Area

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Through the Spokane County Conservation Future Funding, there will be 55 additional acres for the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area.  The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy purchased the land in 2021, and later transferred to the county.

Big Rock County Park’s Upcoming Expansion!

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This year, Skagit Land Trust secured a loan from the Washington Opportunity Fund to expand and provide access to Big Rock County Park, in collaboration with Skagit County Parks. The expansion will offer enduring public access to trails and natural spaces in a region that is rapidly developing. This is also a spiritually significant place to the Upper Skagit…
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400 Feet of Shoreline Along Hammersley Inlet Protected Forever!

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Capitol Land Trust was recently gifted 22 acres of land, now known as the Crowell Preserve, which will now be protected forever! The preserve features tideland, forestland, as well as 400 feet of shoreline along Hammersley Inlet. The donated land will now provide wildlife habitat and clean water for the community and future generations. Photo credit:…
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147 acres of Floodplain and Upland Forest Protected Along the Tahuya River!

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Great Peninsula Conservancy has protected 147 acres of floodplain and upland forest along the Tahuya River! This property is strategically located with a mile of flowing river, and has tremendous conservation value for the Hood Canal. The acquisition will provide critical habitat for endangered salmon and other wildlife. Photo credit: Great Peninsula Conservancy