Newsroom

Paul Bakken: Island Hero and Gentle Soul

Paul Bakken’s appreciation for nature and fondness for wildlife was legendary. He leaves behind an oasis for the wildlife he loved.


A New Refuge just for Wildlife!

We’re super excited to share that a healthy and diverse Central Whidbey forest will remain intact. The property, which buffers already protected Puget Sound waterfront, will remain undisturbed for wildlife as a nature preserve.


Recalling the First Earth Day 50 Years Ago

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 literally changed Ann Linnea’s world. The Land Trust member shares her memories of the landmark event, which turns 50 this month.


For Nature’s Sake! A Forested Wetland is Saved

A new nature preserve on Central Whidbey Island is a haven for wildlife with 31 acres of forest and wetlands.


More Exciting Conservation Projects Are Underway

Among dozens of exciting conservation projects the Land Trust is working on, here are just a few we expect to complete in early 2020.


Preserving a Forest Full of Nature and Memories

Marilyn Vogel’s love for her forestland, its history, and how much it meant to her father is why she’s working with the Land Trust and Washington State Parks to protect it permanently as a home for wildlife.


Partnership Expands Wildlife Habitat and Recreational Opportunities

The Land Trust is partnering with Island County and Washington State Parks to acquire two beautifully forested properties totaling 110 acres adjacent to Kettles Trails County Park and Fort Ebey State Park. This will protect more wildlife habitat and provide more recreational opportunities.


2018: A Remarkable Year for Island Conservation

In 2018, 10 properties, totaling 485 acres, were permanently protected throughout Whidbey and Camano islands. Here’s a summary of what you helped accomplish last year.


Calendar Photo Contest is Underway!

Share your favorite outdoor images! The Land Trust’s annual photo contest is underway and photo submissions are being accepted.


Safeguarding a Watershed and a Wonderland

Your support recently protected a truly special 100-acre landscape on South Whidbey owned by the Whidbey Institute. A dramatically expanded conservation easement added 41 acres and increased forest and wetland protection eight-fold!


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