FAQ’s

Here are answers to just a few of the questions we often receive. Please feel free to call us at (360) 468-3202 if you have a question that isn’t answered here!

About SJPT

What is the mission of the San Juan Preservation Trust?

How is the San Juan Preservation Trust governed and operated?

What are the requirements and benefits of membership in the Preservation Trust?

Is public access allowed on any of the properties protected by the San Juan Preservation Trust?

Why does San Juan County need two organizations ( the San Juan County Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust) working to protect land?

Is the San Juan Preservation Trust trying to stop or control growth in the San Juan Islands?

How much land does the San Juan Preservation Trust want to preserve?

Why do we need private land conservation when we have large areas conserved as county, state and federal parks?

Are property taxes paid on the land that the San Juan Preservation Trust has protected?

Does the San Juan Preservation Trust receive tax revenues?

Why does the Preservation Trust preserve farmland?

How does the San Juan Preservation Trust protect land?

What is a conservation easement?

What type of property is appropriate for protection with a San Juan Preservation Trust conservation easement?

What are the benefits of donating a conservation easement?

How does the San Juan Preservation Trust ensure that the terms of its conservation easements are enforced?