O’Neal Conservation Easement

Lopez Island

Year Protected: 2006
Land Protected: 6 acres
Shoreline Protected: 691 feet
Public Benefits: Tidelands, forest, coastal wetland

This unique property is located on the shores of Hunter Bay, a sensitive body of water along the east side of Lopez Island that is noted for its critical salmon forage fish habitat.  Donated by Miles and Lola O’Neal, this conservation easement prohibits any further development while permanently protecting mature native forest, coastal wetlands, an interesting fern/boulder community, and critical tidelands habitat.