Year Protected: 2007
Land Protected: 19 acres
Shoreline Protected: 4,143 feet
Public Benefits: Undeveloped island
Once the location of a commercial fox farm, Jack Island is now an undeveloped 19-acre jewel located just east of the northern tip of Guemes Island. To ensure its long-term stewardship, Jack was donated to the Preservation Trust by a visionary islander who originally purchased the island to thwart the plans of an ambitious condominium developer. The Nature Conservancy will hold a conservation easement on the island, creating a conservation partnership to care for this island in perpetuity. Since its donation to the Trust, Jack Island has been the focus of our sustained efforts to eradicate invasive English ivy and holly from the island’s jungle-like interior.