What We Do
We believe the working landscape, scenic vistas and natural habitats of Whidbey and Camano Islands need to be protected into the future, and one way to do that is with land conservation. These important local and family lands that make our islands so special are farms that feed our families with fresh produce and dairy, forests providing timber and wildlife habitat, and endless outdoor opportunities – connecting generations, young and old, to the land.
Partnerships Make it Possible
Here at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, we work closely with landowners, farm families, partner organizations, and island communities to permanently protect, acquire and steward the most important lands on Whidbey and Camano Islands.
How Conservation Happens
Here are some of the ways we accomplish our mission.
- Acquire land and conservation easements through donations and purchase. We have protected coastal areas, wetlands and streams, wildlife habitat, working farmlands, forests, scenic vistas, natural areas and trails.
- Provide expertise to private landowners interested in permanently protecting the conservation values of their land.
- Use a variety of conservation tools and techniques to protect land. Valuable tax benefits are often available for landowners as added incentives for choosing to conserve land.
- Provide ongoing stewardship on the properties we own and the conservation easements we hold.
- Work with local, state and federal agencies and community organizations on important land conservation projects.