Our San Juan Islands

Conserve now. Enjoy forever.

The San Juan Preservation Trust works with our local communities and people like you to permanently conserve and care for special places throughout the San Juan Islands.

Together with our landowner partners, the Preservation Trust—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—has permanently protected more than 300 properties, 45 miles of shoreline, 27 miles of trails and 18,000 acres on 20 islands.

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Satin flower aka blue eyed grass (Olsynium douglasii ), in the Iridacea family, made its debut at Salish Seeds Nursery yesterday!

What plants are making appearances and demanding a standing ovation near you?

#flowersofinstagram #nativeplantsofwashington #sanjuanislandswashington
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Satin flower aka blue eyed grass (Olsynium douglasii ), in the Iridacea family, made its debut at Salish Seeds Nursery yesterday!

What plants are making appearances and demanding a standing ovation near you? 

#flowersofinstagram #nativeplantsofwashington #sanjuanislandswashington

A "romp" of 4 or 5 river otters (Lontra canadensis) were seen scampering on the ice at Frank Richardson Wildfowl Preserve on Friday during our swan count.

Possessing the densest fur of any animal helps otters survive these cold temps. They find openings in the ice and even break through beaver dams to gain access to fresh water. River otters and beavers are often found in the same habitat, building their dens near the water's edge (ripirian zone). These two species are such friendly neighbors that they have been observed cohabitating under the same roof.

#riverotter #beaver #preserves #ripirianzone #wildlifewednessday
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A romp of 4 or 5 river otters (Lontra canadensis) were seen scampering on the ice at Frank Richardson Wildfowl Preserve on Friday during our swan count. 

Possessing the densest fur of any animal helps otters survive these cold temps. They find openings in the ice and even break through beaver dams to gain access to fresh water. River otters and beavers are often found in the same habitat, building their dens near the waters edge (ripirian zone). These two species are such friendly neighbors that they have been observed cohabitating under the same roof.

#riverotter #beaver #preserves #ripirianzone #wildlifewednessday

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It's the SEA otter that has the densest fur, but river otters we see all the time here.

Fun - have never seen them there in all my visits!

We saw them on the ice there when we were there over Thanksgiving weekend, during that very cold snap!

Max Marquette They’re out there!

Rob Lodermeier

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