Brown Stewart Conservation Easement

Cypress Island

Year Protected: 2006
Land Protected: 6 acres
Shoreline Protected: 265 feet
Public Benefits: Wildlife corridor

In 2006, during the final stages of a courageous battle with cancer, Sarah Brown Stewart contacted the San Juan Preservation Trust to help her ensure that her family’s land was permanently protected from future development.  Adjacent to the 4,700-acre Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Cypress Island Natural Resources Conservation Area, this property provides wildlife with shoreline access from the state preserve.  Working swiftly with Sarah and her mother, Winifred Brown, the Preservation Trust drafted a conservation easement for the property that prohibits future development while preserving this important wildlife corridor.