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Snowy Island Scenes

2020-01-24T12:32:31-08:00January 24th, 2020|

It wouldn't count for much in truly snowy places, but the islands were cloaked in 2–6 inches of the cold white [...]

Beaverton Campaign Update

2020-01-23T17:43:17-08:00January 23rd, 2020|

Beaverton campaign launch at our county fair booth in August | Staff photo We have good news to share. Thanks to [...]

Preserving Our Night Sky

2020-01-22T22:21:42-08:00January 22nd, 2020|

Credit: David Lorens (University of Wisconsin-Madison) overlaid on Google Earth At the mention of land preservation, one's mind often fixates on [...]

Debby’s Swan Song

2020-01-23T16:55:21-08:00January 22nd, 2020|

Debby Clausen at Zylstra Lake, looking toward retirement | Staff photo When we posted this story about the long career of [...]

See Our December e-News

2019-12-14T14:53:06-08:00December 14th, 2019|

Trumpeter Swans on Zylstra Lake | Kurt Thorson In this month’s issue: Trumpeter' Return Protecting Point Lawrence We're Hiring [...]

Protecting Point Lawrence

2019-12-12T11:04:21-08:00December 11th, 2019|

This map shows conservation lands on Orcas Island's Point Lawrence We were pleased last month when Washington State Parks and the [...]

A Swan’s Sounding Sojourn

2019-11-29T16:32:52-08:00November 15th, 2019|

If you sleep with your windows open, you may have noticed the morning songs of passerines (songbirds) gradually diminishing, until one [...]

See Our October 2019 E-News

2019-10-21T14:03:16-07:00October 21st, 2019|

Volunteer Planting Native Wildflowers on Henry Island | Staff Archive In this month’s issue: Accolade for Angela A Sunny [...]

Accolade for Angela

2019-10-21T14:26:18-07:00October 17th, 2019|

On October 11, Andrew Bowman, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance, invited SJPT Executive Director Angela Anderson to join [...]

Leave it to Beaverton

2019-10-17T17:44:43-07:00October 17th, 2019|

Campaign launch at county fair “Beaverton” is the name of a scenic valley, a busy road, and the largest [...]

You Are the Best Part of Us

2019-10-21T11:37:39-07:00October 17th, 2019|

Preservation Trust members and staff on Blakely Island | Staff Photo The San Juan Preservation Trust is only as effective as [...]

Keep on the Sunny Side

2019-10-21T11:36:06-07:00October 17th, 2019|

"Sunny Point" on Stuart Island is protected forever by a conservation easement donated to SJPT by Molly Ciliberti in memory of her late husband, Jack.

Help for Hemlocks?

2019-10-23T10:21:54-07:00October 15th, 2019|

For more than 30 years, a tiny sap-sucking insect has been killing untold millions of hemlock trees in the eastern United [...]

Welcome, Sierra!

2019-10-03T13:08:42-07:00October 2nd, 2019|

We're very happy to welcome Sierra O'Connell to the Preservation Trust staff as our Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. Sierra joined us [...]

See Our August E-News

2019-08-23T16:18:18-07:00August 23rd, 2019|

Sailor's Delight – Evening ferry scene off Lopez Island | Steve Jung In this month’s issue: Note from Kathleen: [...]

Connecting with Campers

2019-08-16T16:42:21-07:00August 16th, 2019|

High-school-age campers from Camp Nor'Wester at the Ellis Family Preserve Earlier this month, a group of eight high-school-age campers and three [...]

We’re Hiring

2019-07-31T09:40:22-07:00July 31st, 2019|

We are looking for a part-time Database Specialist to work in our Friday Harbor office. More particulars: Time commitment: 20 hours [...]

See Our July 2019 E-News

2019-08-16T08:29:53-07:00July 15th, 2019|

View from Turtleback in June | Staff archive In this month’s issue: Notes from Heather: In the field with [...]

Good Butterfly News!

2020-01-24T13:34:47-08:00July 10th, 2019|

Adventurous flyer "Amelia" at Frazer Preserve | Photo: Susan Vernon For the last several years, the only place in the world where [...]

Preserving a Peaceful Hilltop

2019-07-10T12:48:27-07:00July 10th, 2019|

Kip and Stanley Greenthal at their home on Pavey Hill Rain showers played tag with sunshine one morning in early June, [...]

Field Notes from Heather

2019-07-10T13:58:58-07:00July 9th, 2019|

Heather Rolph, this year’s Fred E. Ellis Summer Intern, submitted the following as she wound up [...]

We Love Dogs, But …

2019-05-21T14:43:08-07:00May 21st, 2019|

Well-behaved human and dogs on Turtleback Mountain We're all creatures of habit, and some of us are in the habit of [...]

40th Annual Meeting Highlights

2019-05-21T12:51:53-07:00May 21st, 2019|

Present and Past Executive Directors: Angela Anderson, Bob Myhr, and Wendy Mickle A sellout crowd of 120 members, guests, trustees, and [...]