Whidbey Camano Land Trust



Using fire to restore native prairie habitat

Before Bob Wilken lowered his drip torch to ignite some dry grass at the Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve, the husky, bearded man did something he’s found essential when conducting controlled prairie burns. He blew bubbles.

Protection Efforts Stacking up in Ebey’s Reserve

Some things never change. Robert Bishop realized that on a recent sunny afternoon when he found himself covered in sweat and green alfalfa dust after loading bales of hay into a pickup driven by his older brother, Malcolm.

Bounty Loop Trailhead Takes Shape

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Island County are partnering on a project that will feature an ADA-compliant loop trail.

REI Builds Team Unity by Tackling Weeds

The job was colossal. A jungle of Canada thistle with mats of seed heads as thick as pillows greeted a group of mostly young men and women who came to Whidbey Island looking for a way to care for the land.

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue

Each year, the Land Trust celebrates its volunteers in a special way by holding an event in their honor. This year, the Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue was held at 3 Sisters Farm in Oak Harbor. If success could be measured by smiles and laughter, this event was a hit.

Images from Barnum Point Donor Tour

Click on the image above to view an interactive slideshow capturing some of the best photos from the August 2017 donor tour of Barnum Point.

2017 bike ride draws more than 60 riders

Cyclists of all levels got a chance to soak in the scenery while actively enjoying the outdoors during the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s second annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride July 23.

Clearing Noxious Weeds at Crockett Lake

The first big step to enhance and restore the vital wildlife habitat is tackling invasive weeds that are literally choking out native vegetation.

Walking Ebey’s Trails System Will Connect Existing Trails with New

The Land Trust recognized the allure and importance of trail systems in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and started planning ways to link them.

Smugglers Cove Trailhead Opens at Trillium Community Forest

The new trailhead, on Smugglers Cove Road, a mile south of South Whidbey State Park, is the product of a partnership between the Land Trust and Island County.