Agosta Conservation Easement

San Juan Island
Year protected: 1994
Land protected: 10 acres

Public benefits:  Rocky balds, meadows

A “Forever Wild” conservation easement, donated to the Preservation Trust by William and Karin Agosta, preserves a portion of the west-facing slope of Sugarloaf Mountain on San Juan Island.  This 10-acre conservation easement prohibits any future development and ensures that the open fields and scattered wooded areas will remain in their natural state forever. Visible from West Valley Road, the Agosta easement is adjacent to other SJPT-protected lands, creating a large contiguous area of conserved habitat for island wildlife. Karin Agosta joined SJPT’s board of trustees in 2000 and served as board president from 2003 to 2006.