Island Dispatch | Winter 2022


A Letter from Angela

One of my favorite places to find joy and connection with nature is the Lost Oak Trail on Turtleback Mountain. I was introduced to it and the adjoining trails on Turtleback the first time I visited Orcas Island five years ago. Now that I live on Orcas, I hike these trails whenever I can. While I never tire of the stunning views, my favorite thing about hiking these trails is seeing lots of Garry oaks.

Oaks support more forms of life than any other tree genus in North America. Beyond their ecological value as keystone species, oaks also have symbolic significance for me. I often reflect on parallels between how they grow and SJPT’s growth as an organization.

Oaks grow big but start small. During their first few years, they sprout only a few leaves and remain just a few inches tall. They direct most of their energy into developing a robust root system. Once firmly rooted, oaks are poised to mature into towering, majestic trees that support habitat-oases full of diverse life.

You are a vital part of SJPT’s root system. Through your generous gifts of time and treasure, you’ve nourished and anchored the organization as it’s gradually matured since its founding in 1979.

Today we are poised for a significant expansion, beefing up our trunk and branches to bear the weight of significant challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This year, thanks to your support, we’ve strengthened our infrastructure in several ways. Among them:

  • We hired seven new employees (a single-year record), two of them to fill existing open positions and five to fill new or expanded positions.
  • The five (soon to be six) new positions have expanded our capacity in the areas of conservation, educational outreach, philanthropy, accounting, and technology support.
  • We’ve made tangible progress along our journey towards greater justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, seeking to expand our “canopy” to include more people and partners.
  • We completed a new Strategic Conservation Plan, which places a high priority on addressing existing and predicted impacts of climate change.

In the following pages, we highlight a variety of ways in which we’ve advanced the “three Cs” of our mission—Conserve, Care, and Connect—in 2022. Most of all, we dedicate this “Year in Review” to acknowledging and thanking you, our donors, volunteers, and partners, the steadfast “roots” that ground us and make our work possible.

With gratitude,

Angela Anderson, Executive Director


the natural beauty, vital ecosystems, and unique character of the San Juan Islands for future generations

With your support, we’ve advanced the “first C” of our mission this past year by protecting:

  • 56 acres and 2,300 feet of shoreline via an anonymously donated conservation easement, which expands upon and connects large adjacent private and public conservation lands along a spectacular stretch of coastline.
  • 274 acres through acquisition, including the 33-acre Ihiya Biological Preserve, 49-acre Sugarloaf property, and 192-acre JB Farm (more details below).1,7

Together with our landowner partners and donors, SJPT now protects 298 properties encompassing 18,169 acres, 51 miles of shoreline, and 25 miles of trails on 22 islands.

Additional 2022 highlights:

Upland forest and nearshore eelgrass beds, North Shore property | Staff photo


This year we celebrated the successful acquisition of the 58-acre waterfront North Shore (aka Glenwood Inn) property on Orcas Island. Now owned and managed by our partner in the project, the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank, this acquisition will provide much-needed public shoreline access on Orcas and protects a vital stretch of shoreline in one of the region’s highest-priority areas for salmon recovery. We are raising funds for the eventual purchase of a conservation easement that will help finance the county’s purchase and ensure the “gold standard” of permanent protection.

West face of the “Sugarloaf” | Staff photo


On October 20, we completed acquisition of a truly special 49-acre property that borders Mount Grant Preserve and closely connects with additional protected public and private lands. The property, known locally as “Sugarloaf” for its distinctive shape that is visible from many parts of San Juan Island, is home to old-growth forest, rocky bald habitat that supports uncommon prairie plants, and a shady, forested pond and fern grotto.

Many thanks to all who made permanent protection of this property possible, including land donors Charles Simenstad and Stephanie Martin, Robert Amundson and Mary Sullivan Taylor, and Lynn and Rana Wilcox, as well as Clare Meeker and Dan Grausz, who generously contributed funds needed to complete the project.

Meadow viewpoint, Lopez Hill Preserve Addition | Staff photo


We hope to close late this year (or early in 2023) on a 75-acre conservation easement that protects an addition to the Land Bank’s existing 400-acre Lopez Hill Preserve. Our purchase of this easement is the last step in a series of land transactions involving SJPT, the Land Bank, and the Lopez Community Land Trust. The three-way collaboration expanded a cherished nature preserve while also enhancing food security and affordable farming opportunities at the heart of Lopez Island. Our thanks to those who made donations to ensure this project’s success.

JB Farm with Mt. Constitution in the background | Staff photo

JB FARM Orcas Island

We acquired, via donation, 192 acres of open space, natural habitat, and agricultural land in Orcas Island’s Crow Valley. The property was already protected as part of a 322-acre conservation easement. Ownership of the property will allow us to enhance conservation values through restoration of wetland habitats and fencing along a creek corridor. We are grateful to the donor for her generosity and devotion to conserving her family’s heritage farm in perpetuity.

Autumn oak on Turtleback Mountain | Staff photo


A year in the making, the Preservation Trust’s recently completed Strategic Conservation Plan incorporates the latest geographic information system (GIS) mapping data and analysis tools to respond to current and anticipated climate-change impacts by identifying the most critical sites in the islands where we and our conservation partners can best concentrate our resources for protection and restoration.

The plan creates the foundation for continuing our Conservation Program and achieving even more significant accomplishments over the next 10 years. Special thanks to the Land Trust Resilience Science and Capacity Building Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for its financial support of the plan.


for the lands and waters under our protection, with our partners

By year’s end, our Stewardship staff will have upheld the “middle C” of our mission by completing their annual monitoring of SJPT’s 74 owned preserves and 249 conservation easements.

SJPT stewardship staff members visit with landowner | Staff photo


Did you know that the Preservation Trust does not own most of the land that we are responsible for protecting? More than 16,000 (or 89 percent) of the total acreage under our Stewardship team’s vigilant watch is protected by conservation easements, or “CEs.” Some CE-protected land is publicly owned, but most of it, by far, is the private property of individuals and families. Collectively, these landowners play a huge role in caring for land throughout the islands.

During our annual monitoring visits, we witness many of our CE landowners rolling up their sleeves and dedicating themselves to all kinds of stewardship projects: planting native wildflowers for pollinators, growing food for our local communities through sustainable practices, removing noxious weeds to protect critical wildlife habitat, learning and applying forestry practices from the latest research to support their forests through climate change—and the list goes on. We are thrilled to be working alongside such devoted partners and are grateful for their efforts to keep our islands healthy and thriving.

Natural cavity-nesting bluebird parent flies the nest | Phil Green photo


Our San Juan Islands Western Bluebird Project notched a new milestone this summer when a mated pair chose to nest in a natural cavity of a Garry oak tree on San Juan Island. This is the first time we’ve documented a bluebird nest in a natural breeding site, rather than artificial nesting boxes—a big and necessary step toward our goal of reintroducing a self-sustaining Western Bluebird population to this part of their northern range. The pioneering pair raised not just one, but two broods in their natural nest! We hope to see them return this spring.

Island Conservation Corps and Samish Nation crew release oaks on Kimball Preserve | Staff photo


With financial assistance from a Washington State Large Scale Resiliency Grant, we’ve embarked on an experimental restoration project on the Kimball Preserve, located at the south end of Decatur Island. The goal is to improve the quality of the 64-acre preserve’s oak and wildflower habitat through releasing oaks from Douglas-fir competition, fencing out deer from a few small areas, reducing nonnative grasses, and planting native seeds and bulbs. The results of the experiment will inform our management on other preserves with similarly degraded habitat.

AgWeatherNet station on Phelps Preserve | WSU Extension photo


The 20-acre Phelps Preserve in lower San Juan Valley has been the site of many exciting conservation projects—an Island Marble Butterfly habitat patch, Garry oak establishment, nesting Western bluebirds—and now is home to an AgWeatherNet (AWN) station. In a partnership with WSU Extension’s San Juan County office, a 30-foot-tall tower was installed in a corner of the preserve. The station captures real-time weather data that provides island farmers and gardeners (and anyone else) with more localized information. (Previously, the closest AWN station was in Anacortes.) You can check out the Phelps weather station by visiting and zooming in on San Juan Island.


people to nature, to each other, and to the Preservation Trust

Youth Conservation Corps at the Graham Preserve, Shaw Island | Staff photo


SJPT’s first-ever Education Specialist, Liz Doane, had a busy first season advancing the “Connect” and “Care” aspects of the Preservation Trust’s mission by fostering youth service-learning opportunities on SJPT-protected lands. Campers from Camp Nor’Wester and Youth Conservation Corps crews performed various stewardship tasks on SJPT preserves spanning Waldron, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan islands, while also absorbing environmental education lessons.

Liz has also been busy building partnerships with schools, teachers, and administrators with the intention of expanding SJPT’s environmental education programs during 2022-23 school year and beyond. We are grateful to The Dean Witter Foundation for their help in supporting these efforts.

Learning about birds at the Ellis Preserve | Staff photo


The Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve on Shaw Island, with its multifaceted natural and cultural history, is an ideal setting for engagement of many kinds. The Sylvan Loop Trail, Tharald Homestead tours, popular field classes, and volunteer projects at the preserve provided an array of “connect” opportunities in 2022.

Visitors to the Ellis Preserve this year ranged in age from 3 to 93 and included island neighbors as well as travelers from France, South Africa, Baltimore, Ballard, and beyond. Whether they were removing invasive species, tending pollinator gardens, studying lichen, creating nature-inspired art, imagining the life of a homesteader, observing birds, or simply walking in quiet contemplation, quiet contemplation, their joy was reflected in the delight on their faces and heartfelt words of gratitude and appreciation.

Vendovi Island Preserve co-caretaker Thyatira Thompson (foreground) welcomes visitors to Paintbrush Point


We view justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) as crucial to our mission of creating healthier and more resilient communities, lands, and waters in the San Juan Islands. We made strides this year toward infusing these principles throughout the Preservation Trust’s programs and operations, including:

  • Our board wrote, revised, and adopted a statement of Commitment to Equity and Justice.
  • To ensure that this statement is reflected in our actions, each standing board committee (Connect, Finance, Development, Land Acquisitions, Nominating and Governance, Stewardship) is held accountable by its peers to set concrete, annual JEDI-related goals and show progress toward achieving them.
  • We worked with Tahoma Peak Solutions, a native woman-owned consulting firm, to provide training, education, and audits in the areas of strategic communications, indigenous history, and native food sovereignty.
  • In consultation with regional tribes and the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, we adopted guidelines for stewardship of Indigenous cultural sites on SJPT preserves.
  • We increased our efforts to build relationships and to partner with tribal groups and other historically marginalized communities.

Working through an equity lens recognizes that when nature thrives, people and communities thrive!


Your support matters! Together, we conserve iconic island landscapes, revitalize critical ecosystems, and connect people with the beauty that surrounds us. Your donations create a better future for the places, people, and wildlife of our unique island home, and we are deeply grateful.

All members who have contributed between September 1, 2020 and October 2022 are listed according to the number of consecutive years they have invested in our conservation work. We have done our best to make this list complete and accurate. If, however, we have omitted your name or placed it in the wrong category, please accept our apology and let us know (email Kristin Buckley at or call 360-317-3055).


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Scott† • James and Marsha Seeley† • Sally Shannon • Maggie and Neil Sharkey • Phil Sherburne and Susan Casabona† • Randy and Chris Shuman† • Ruth Shuster • Ann Skartvedt • Jim and Karen Skoog • Terence and Lois Slotemaker • Hedrick Smith and Susan Zox • Loren Smith† • Tad and Jeanne Sommerville • Janice Sorensen • Troy Sorensen • Marion Speidel • William Stanley • Robert Steele and Mary Swift • Lana Stephens • Gary and Susan Sterner • John and Melissa Stevens • Nancy Stevens and Charles Davis • Douglas and Marcia Stevenson • Robin Stewart • Richard Strachan and Ginni Keith† • John and Carla Stroh • Janet and Mark Stuckey† • Sam and Lucy Sullivan† • William and Lene Symes • Anna E. Tejada • Theodore Thomas • Gary and Linda Thompson • Kathy Thornburgh • Leslie Thornton and John Rumpeltes • Torolf and Anna Torgersen • Charles and Dianne Treichel • Ingrid and Brian Turner • David and Geri Turnoy • Tom and Vicki Tweddell • Mildred Vaccarella† • Blaire Van Valkenburgh and Robert Wayne • Gardiner Vinnedge • Dennis Vollrath† • Robert and Paula Walker • Steve and Kathryn H. Wang • Bob and Kathie Ward • Richard and Linda Ward • Susan Ward • Len and Stephanie Warden • Betsy Wareham/West Sound Marina† • Bill and Carol Waxman • Cynthia Wayburn • Carol Ways and Robert Kruzel • Martha Ways and Tim Lee • Craig and Eva Weaver • Flora Weeks • Eleanor Weinel • Larry and Anne Weingarth • Charles West and Carie DeRuiter • Mark and Dorothy Westlund • Whatcom Community Foundation† • Bert and Cathie Wicklund • Kurt and Christine Wieland • Clay Wilcox • John Wiley and Carolyne Milling† • Bruce and Marcia Williams • George and Colleen Willoughby • Lyndon A. Wilson, Jr. • Phil and Carolynne Wright • William Yoakam • Barbara Yocom and Bruce Mowrer† • Kate Yturri and Lynn Caton • Beverly Zapalac • Miriam Ziegler and Thomas Baldwin

5 to 9 YEARS

Patricia and Rexford* Adelberger • Blaise Aguera Y Arcas† • Alison Aleinikoff • Steven Alexander • John Alic† • Gigi and Jim Allaway • Eileen Allen and Kurt Schmalenberger • Edward and Bonnie Alm • Robert Amundson and Mary Sullivan Taylor • Hans and June Andersen • Graham and Susan Anderson • John and Janice Anderson • Tony Angell and Lee Rolfe • Anonymous (6) • Apple Matching Gift Program† • Brynn Arborico • Ken Arzarian • Thomas and Kathleen Baillie • Ann Ballard† • Richard and Catherine Barnhart • Barry and Debbie Bartmasser • Rebecca and Joel Barton† • Jim and Tanya Baumgart • Roy and Susan Beaton • Jeffrey Beeman • Jill and Joe Belcovson • Richard Bell • Barbara Bentley • Pepper Binkley and Marshall Sebring† • Jeff and Deb Brennan • Adam Brown • David and Leslie Brown† • Joyce Brown • Troy and Kristin Buckley† • Anne Bugge • Galen and Birch Burghardt† • Coleman Byrnes • David Cahalan and Mary Brown† • Scott and Karen Campbell† • Will Canine • Nancy Canino • Stan and Sue Carlson • John Carrier and Susan Kareken • Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.† • Janet Charnley and Pat Walker • Linda Cheever† • Robert and Erin Christie† • David Chudzik • Mary and Larry Clark† • Mike and Heather Clark† • Janet and Dan Clingaman • Coca Cola Matching Gift Program† • Joe Cohen and Martha Farish • Daniel Coles and Steve Lelievre • Stephanie Colony • Elizabeth Crosby and Nicholas Williams† • Kenneth Culver • Gerri Dale • Bob Davison and Katharine Kimball† • Teddy and Alice Deane • Marcia deChadenedes • Jodie and Dennis DeMuth† • Honora Dent • Thomas and Lisa DiGiorgio • Jane Dill • Barbara Dingfield • Eric and Tracy Dobmeier† • Robin and Tom Donnelly • David Dotlich and Doug Elwood† • Lindsay Douglass • Karla Drewsen† • Todd and Julie Dunnington VIEW OF PARKS BAY FROM ELLIS PRESERVE STAFF ARCHIVE Ronen Elad and Emma Timmins-Schiffman† • Steve and Allison Elder • Anne Ellis and Tom Atkins • James Ellis • Ellison Foundation† • Byron and Becky Elmendorf • Paul Elsner and Pamela Beery-Elsner • Herb Ershig† • Alan and Susan Estep • Stephanie Fernandez • Warren Finch • Bradley and Debra Fincher • James Foote† • Jon Foro and Mari Lynne Malcolm • Faynetta Fort and Paul O’Kelly† • Patricia Garcia • Joseph Gardner and Katie Harrison-Gardner • Mark and Beth Gasser • Chris and Carol George† • Chris and Julie Giebel • Bob Gilliom and Patty Schifferle† • John Goodfellow† • Frederick Goodman • Gary and Joanna Goodman • Steven and Susan Gordon Bentley • Alexander Gounares • Nancy Green† • Don and Georgann Greene • Jack and Lindy Groban† • Marc and Kelli Grotle • Pegi Groundwater and Mike Moss† • Deborah Haensli and Randy Dixon† • Judi Hahnel • David and Anne Hall • Michelline Halliday • Julie Hansen and Gloria Medina • Reed and Brigitte Hansen • Barry and Brenda Hanson† • Jeffrey and Debra Hanson • Thomas Harley and Caroline Hanson • Jane and Paul Hart† • Sarah Hart† • John Healy and Michele Catalano • David Henry and Wendy Shuttleworth • Pat Highet • Henryk and Melora Hiller† • Gerald and Lena Hirschler† • Diana and George Holland • Irene J. Holroyd • Miriam Holt • Jon and Marion Hookstratten • Horizon House • Josh Hoyt and Diane Fraiman† • Nancy Hulbirt • Julie and Tom Hull† • Douglas and Christine Hunt • Elizabeth and Wayne Huseby • Craig Illman • Donna and David Ince • Intel Corporation • Island Market • Julie Iverson • Paul and Theresa Jackson • Abram and Carole Jacobson • Joan Jaffee-Miller and Will Miller • Rich and Marcia Jimenez • Gerald Johnson and Linda Larson† • Rodney and Maryhelen Johnson† • Gail Joice • Russell Jung • Richard and Olive Kaden • David and Carol Kampert • John and Maureen Karl • Tricia Keegan and Tom Lennon • Neal Keller and Susan Rudnick • Carol and James Kibble • Peter and Rebecca Kilpatrick† • Alice King • Eugene and Barbara Kiver • Jon and Diane Knoll • Robert Knowles • Christina Koons and Jim McIntire • Myron and Susan Krueger • Daniel and Lisa Kubiske • Kristie Kujawski • Jim and Sherry* Ladd† • David and Andrea Larsen • Nancy Larsen • Morten Lauridsen and Eun Kim • George Lawrence and Barbara Schickler • Kevin and Christine Lee† • Eric and Amy Leonhardt • Claudette Lestenkof • Donald and Deborah Leu • Kathleen and Jeff Lindenbaum • Weilun and Meeier Lo • Chip and Elizabeth Long† • Jennifer Love • Stan Love • Eric Lucas† • Mark and Frances Lyle† • Alex MacLeod and Kathy Williams† • Paul and Tara MacMahon • Mac Madenwald and Wendy Gray • Thomas Main • Richard and Eleanor Mallchok • Katherine Marshak • Diane Martindale and Stephen Bowman • Craig and Caryol Mathiesen† • Brian and Leasa Mayer† • Stanley and Karen Mayhew • Chuck and DT McCarty • Douglas McCarville • Fielding McGhee and Rebecca Moore • Sharon McGill and David Hughes • James and Mary McGregor • Tracy McQueen • Sandy Melzer and Ellen Evans† • Janis Mercker • Amy Mertl • Eugene and Annette Metzger • Mary and Jon Metzger • Lawrence and Bernice Meurk • Microsoft Alumni Community Network† • Barbara and Richard Miller • John Miller • Charlie Mills • John and Allison Moalli† • Denise Molner and Sally Heth • Chris Moore • Lois and Brook Moore • Greg and Lorraine Morrell • David Moser • Matthew and Nina Mullett • Pamela Murphy • Desiree Nabong and Adam Chorba-Pulkka • Chelsea Nesvig • Frank Nieman and Linnea Wahamaki* • Katy and Jim Nollman • Stephen Nute • Charles and Rita O’Clair • Marilyn O’Connor • Keith Oldham • Neal and Kim Olson • George Orser and Mary Donovan • David Ortland and Hilary Barnes • PACCAR Technical Center • Anne Pallinger • Ellen Pardee • Sandi Parker and David Asher • Barbara and Mel Parnes • Luanne Pasik and Kent Gale • Camille and Dirk Paulsen • Tim and Valeska Pawlak • Cheryl Peach • Mark Pearson • Philip and Kitty Pearson • Demaree Peck • Lisa Pedersen • Dan Pepper and Jannat Gargi • Deborah Person† • Phillip and Katie Person • John and Laura Peters • Scott Petersen • David Peterson • Kathy Peterson and Daniel Mosby • Scott Plank and Corina Hardin • William and Jennifer Pollard • Caren Potter and Sue Grenfell • Cameron and Tori Ragen • Doug and Barb Ray† • Christopher and Alexis Reed† • Garrett Reisman and Simone Francis • Tom Reynolds and Mariluz Villa† • Lorna Rhodes and Jerry Weatherman • Robyn Ricks • William Riker • Peter and Susan Risser • Barbara Ro • Michael and Barbie Robertson • Roche Harbor Resort • Stephen and Virginia Roehl • Catherine Rogers • John and Catherine Rogers • Barry and Jannice Rose • Jordan Rosenfeld and Linda Lubow • Earlene and Arlin Rothauge • San Juan Kayak Expeditions Inc. • Stephen and Sharron Sauder • Margot Schenet • Dennis and Sandra Schilling† • Schneider Design Inc. • Mark and Marlene Schuck • Sandra Schugren • The Schwab Charitable Fund† • Karen Scott • Janice Sears and Tom Brown† • Seattle-Sonoran Foundation† • Abbey and Darrin Seeds • Mike and Anne Seifert† • Edwin and Barbara Seipp† • Alex Shapiro and Dan Shelley • Shell Oil Company • Myla Sherburne and Craig Canine • Gordon Shriver • Jack Singer and Tia Higano Mike Sivia and Nancy Field • Cynthia and Ron Smith • Douglas Smith and Stephanie Ellis-Smith • Paul and Joanie Snorsky • Mary Solum • Elizabeth Spadafora and Levi Ross • Bob and Jeanne Spreen • Benjamin Squire • William Stinson • Daniel Stratton • Robert Strauss and Christine Ingersoll • Stephen and Susan Stricker • Steve Sullivan • Eric Swanson and Devon Hodge • Darryl Swenson and Carol Merrifield† • Craig Tall and Penny LeGate† • Robert Taylor • Dave and Nancy Teal • Erin and Ian Timms • Cynthia Todd and David Cheyette† • Thomas and Melanie Tucker • Eric Vallieres and Christine Lee • Margaret and Kurt Vance • Marylyn Vincent • Judy and Larry Walker • Maggie Walker† • Ronald and Rose Wanke • Jason and Vera Ward • Peter and Barbara Wasserman • Tom Weeks and Deb Oyer† • Matthew and Marianne Wells • Paula West and Joe Cooper • Carl Wester and Elizabeth Riggs • Shann Weston and Steve Porten • Corinne and Gordon Whitaker • Jonathan White • Tina Whitman • David and Barbara Whitridge† • Brian and Orgelina Wiese • Lynn and Rana Wilcox • Ron and Roz Horder Williams† • Willowmoor Foundation† • Dan and Joann Wilson • Helen Winkler† • Jim Winninghoff and Anne Derome • David and Joanne Witiak† • Susan and Gregory Woirol • Justin and Christina Wolfe • Thomas and Marcia Wood • Sheryl Wytchak • Henry and Therese Zemel • Stephen Zuckerman and Myung Tae • George Zweibel and Brenda Johnson

1 to 4 YEARS

Stewart and Luanne Abercrombie • Loretta Adams • Blaise Aguera Y Arcas • Paul and Marty Ahart • Gigi and Jim Allaway • Gretchen Allison and Patrick Kirby • American Gift Fund • Angela Anderson and Adam Griesemer • Graham and Susan Anderson • Karen N. and Bradley C. Andonian • Lauren Angotti • Scott Angus and Leslie Schwartz • Anonymous (2) • Brynn Arborico • Colleen Armstrong • Peg Armstrong-Gustafson • John Arnesen • Jeffrey and Claire Arrowsmith • Lisa Aspessi • Christy Avery • Richard and Kathy Babbitt • Badgley and Phelps • Bainbridge Community Foundation • Richard J. and Elizabeth P. Baird • Baird Foundation • Ben Bama • Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund • Geoffrey and Anne Barker • Christopher Barley • Paul Baron and Paula Wilson • Cynthia and James Barrett • Debra Bassett • Lenore Bayuk and John Stamey • Be The Change • Constance Bean • Doug Beebe • Jeffrey Beeman • Brian and Laurie Bell • Richard and Elizabeth Bell • Chuck and Suzie Beringer • Bonnie Berk and Larry Kessler • Donald Bird • The Blackbaud Giving Fund • BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund • Jean Bodenstab • Rebecca Bogard • Sheila Bolka • Bonfire • Lincoln and Cyndi Bormann • Clara Borner • Niko Borner • Lee and Lisa Boynton • Rodney Brandt and Nannette Crowell • David and Leslie Brazeau • Donald and Kathleen Breazeal • Martha H. Breed • Paul and Sherrie Brentson • Doris Brevoort • David and Leslie Brown • Emma and Todd Brown • Brownstein Family Foundation • Rachel Brumer • Kenneth Brusic • Susan Bugge • Peter and Lilla Burgess • Galen and Birch Burghardt • Mike Burke • Sandi Burt • Charles and Madeleine Butcher • Ian and Mary Anne Butcher • Lindsey Callahan • Cathryn Campbell • Paula and Kenneth Campbell • Nancy Canino • Charlene Caren • Kimberly Carlson and Larry Shatuck • Katie Cassidy and Alan Mooers • Ana Mari Cauce and Susan Joclyn • Karlaine and Earl Caudill • Kevin Ceder • Linda Cheever • Karl Christensen • Peter and Cherie Christensen • Dee Christoff and Chris Wilke • Nathaniel D. Chu • David Chudzik • Anita Clark • Richard Clarke • Nick Cohen • Tim Collins • Community Foundation of Jackson Hole • Robert Coneybeer • Jim Connell • Barbara and Robert Conta • Diane Cook and Gerald Zyskowski • Nancy Cook and Thomas Berninghausen • Patrick and Gretchen Cook • Gregory and Erin Coomer • Megan Crandell and Pablo Paz • Michael and Sunny Crandell • Frank and Peggy Cregor • Rob Crissinger • Mary Bywater Cross • Tim and Karla Cross • Tim and Michelle Currier • Gerri Dale • Joanna D’Asaro and Bert Bradley • Carole Davis and Brud Joslin • Davis Bay Farm, LLC • Gregg Day and Debra Fabiaschi • Saskia de Jonge • Mary Ellen de la Pena • Marcia deChadenedes • Dehn Family • Jodie and Dennis DeMuth • Deupree Family Foundation • Nancy Devine • Julianne Dickelman and Lawrence Maes • Doris Dickinsen • Jane Dill • James and Laura Donald • Molly Doran and Drew Cline • Lindsay Douglass • Karla Drewsen • Alvin and Malinda Dreyer • James Dunbar • Todd and Julie Dunnington • Harry Dursch • Moonie Edwards • Victoria Edwards and Paul Rudd • David and Sandra Eichner • Philip and Janice Ekstrom • Ronen Elad and Emma Timmins-Schiffman • David Ellifrit • Anne Ellis and Tom Atkins • Ellison Foundation • Paul Elsner and Pamela Beery-Elsner • Christoph and Mary- Clayton Enderlein • David and Margaret Enslow • Marc Epstein • William and Martha Erikson Foundation • John and Colleen Evans • Mary Evans • Mike Ewanciw • Robb Farr • Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC • Kim and Brenan Filippini • Bradley and Debra Fincher • Samuel Fleischmann and Sandra Demars • The Ford Family Foundation • Jon Foro and Mari Lynne Malcolm • Faynetta Fort and Paul O’Kelly • Albert and Bridget Foster • Lisbeth Francis • Luci Francis • Jonathan and Louise Franklin • Franklin Templeton Charitable Giving Program • Robert and Sandra Friel • Kimberly, Nacer, and Theo Gacem • Kate Galbraith • Joseph Galdamez • Denise Garcia and Eric Schmidt • Patricia Garcia • Mark and Beth Gasser • Mimi Gardner Gates • Chris and Carol George • Melanie Gibson • Christopher and Julie Giebel • Eliza Gihtis • Albert Giorgi • Matt Giroux • Julie Golding and Pamela Stewart • Elena Good • John Goodfellow • Gena Gorasht • Alexander Gounares • Travis Grafe • Drew and Stacy Graham • Jack Grazia • Greater Horizons • Hans Griem and Michelle Oh • Edward and Elaine Griffin • Marc and Kelli Grotle • Judi Hahnel • Marty and Gail Haines • Joanne Halverson • Willard Hamilton and Mariya Porten • George and Linda Hammons • Reed and Brigitte Hansen • Barry and Brenda Hanson • Jeffrey and Debra Hanson • Max and Jessica Hanson • Thomas Harley and Caroline Hanson • Tammy Harper • Jane and Paul Hart • Laura Hartner • Drew Harvell and Charles Greene • Hayley and Joseph Hatten • Christopher, Jennifer, Lauren and Ethan Havel • Mark and Nancy Heacox • Don and Kathleen Heino • Karin Hendrickson • Jim Hennessey • Glenn Herlihy • Alice Rose Hibberd • Pat Highet • Steve and Judy Hill • Ann Hirschi • Gerald and Lena Hirschler • Michael P. Hobi • John Hoedemaker • Steven Hoedemaker • Amy Beth and Toby Holmes • Miriam Holt • Rick Holt • Karen Homitz • Horizon House • John Howell and Claire Powers • Josh Hoyt and Diane Fraiman • Christine Hsu and Kevin Evans • Raymond Hunt • Jean Hyde • Roscoe Ide • Liz Illg • Independent Charitable Gift Fund • Intel Corporation • Isabel’s Espresso • Julie Iverson • Paul and Theresa Jackson • Joan Jaffee-Miller and Will Miller • David James • Cheryl Jennings • Jeremy and Lauren Jennings • Scott and Susan Jennings • Dana Jewell • Rich and Marcia Jimenez • Jeffrey Johnson and Rebecca Smith • Mark Johnson and Kathleen Malley • Patricia Johnson • Samuel Johnson • Teresa and Richard Johnson • Donald and Jennifer Johnston • Jane Johnston • Lydia Johnston • Russell Jung • Jakob and Cheryl Juntunen • John and Maureen Karl • Bradley Keel and Leanne Tretwold-Keel • Robert Keel• Neal Keller • Barrett Kennedy and Peggy Reily • Julia Kerl • Bill Killien • Alice King • Sean Kirk • Jake Knapp and Holly Warren • Robert Knowles • Jan Knudson • Christof Koch • Matthew and Shanna Koepp • Marta Krogstad • Marian Krough • Myron and Susan Krueger • Jonathan W. Kusner • Carol Laherty • Lorena and Leonard Landon • Andrew Landry • Kevin and Lisa Lange • David and Andrea Larsen • Robbie Lawson • Tom Lebovsky • Bill LeDrew and Jane Fuller • Kevin and Christine Lee • Don and Susan Leff • Michael Linehan • Mark and Kelly Linnemann • Ann Lister • John and Lorraine Littlewood • Kenneth and Elizabeth Long • Alison Longley • Mike and Lisa Losh • Jennifer Love • Eric Lucas • Laura Lucas • Bryan Luce and Marie Michnich • Sheila Lukehart • Martha Lunbeck • Lykes Knapp Family Fund • Mark and Frances Lyle • Scott and Barbara Machol • Ian Macrae • Marc Madenwald • Kathleen Magnuson • Patricia Maharam • John Mahoney • Mike and Nuna Malaspina • Timothy Malone • Tabitha Marks • Katherine Marshak • Diane Martindale and Stephen Bowman • Craig and Caryol Mathiesen • Frederick Matsen • Brian and Leasa Mayer • Douglas and Miriam McCarville • Lillian McDonell and Carole Blakey • Sharon McGill and David Hughes • James and Mary McGregor • Ian M. McKinley • Sandy Melzer and Ellen Evans • Jason Mercado • Amy Mertl • Eugene and Annette Metzger • Allison Meyer • Microsoft Alumni Network • Barbara and Richard Miller • Doug Miller and Eric Underwood • Stephen Mitchell • John and Allison Moalli • Denise Molner and Sally Heth • Bill Moody • Chris Moore • Dan Moos* and Pat Peacock* • Christopher and Nancy Morgan • Morgan Stanley • David Moser • Matthew and Eden Moss • Day and Kathie Mount • Mountaineers Books • Mud Bay Tree Farm, Inc. • Signe and Chris Mullen • Marlene and Leo Muller • Cynthia Mulligan • Pamela Murphy • Meghan Nadeau • Robert and Jeanne Naiman • Theresa Nester • Netflix Employee Giving • Walter Nickel • Donald and Melissa Nielsen • Kirt and Lisa Nilsson • Phil Noelke and Lorilee Houston • Michael Noonan • Nordstrom • Nancy and Tony Nugent • Bruce Nyden • Sierra O’Connell • Elizabeth and Glen Olsheim • Neal and Kim Olson • One Tree Planted • Orcas Island Community Foundation • Orcas Island School District No. 137 • The Oregon Community Foundation • Andrea Osborne • Ann Osterberg • Christopher Overly • Sarah Owens • Mara Page • Rita Pampinin • Brittany, Justin, Jackson and Graylynd Parsons • Francesca Pascolini • Asifa Pasin • Keyuri Patel • Camille and Dirk Paulsen • Tim and Valeska Pawlak • Mark Pearson • Mark Pedelty and Karen Miksch • Lisa Pedersen • Dan Pepper and Jannat Gargi • Lily Perera • Deborah Person • Phillip and Katie Person • Dick and Kathy Petrait • Richard Petrick • Bob and Jeanne Pfister • Ginger Phalen • Nicole Phipps • Scott Plank and Corina Hardin • Joe Plattner • Carol Poliak • John and Lauren Pollard • Colleen Ponto • Team Poor • James Porter and Polly Burke • Caren Potter and Sue Grenfell • Alexander Prater and Gaea Haymaker • Maximilian Press • Daniel Promislow and Leslie Kean • Rod Pyle • Alysson Pytte • Jim and Carol Raabe • Georgia Ragsdale • Jahanara Rahman • Aldis Raisters • Inese Raisters • Rosalie Ramsden • Steven A. Rath • Matthew Ray • Tyler Reents • Andrew and Patricia Reid • Garrett Reisman and Simone Francis • Craig and Jane Reynolds • Claudia Rice • Bill and Patrice Richards • James and Joanne Richardson • Robyn Ricks • Mark Rieder and Barb Steffens • Corinne and Shane Rieniets • Michael Riordan • Cal and Maureen Rivelle • Anna Roberts and Daniel Wesolowski • Todd and Jenny Roberts • John Robertson • Michael and Barbie Robertson • Stephen S. and Virginia E. Roehl • Catherine Rogers • John and Catherine Rogers • Louise and Joseph Rosa • Bernice H. Rosenthal* Estate • Byron Rot • Michael Rozzi • Rick and Bonnie Rule • Katherine and Joe Ryan • Sandy Ryan • Karla Sabin • Alessandra Salatti • Elie Samuel • Richard Saunders • David and Becki Sawyer • Roger Schip • Dieter and Lucrecia Schulz • Kurt and Elizabeth Schwalbe • Jan and Matthew Scilipoti • Karen Scott • Sear Family Foundation • Seattle Seahawks • Abbey and Darrin Seeds • Brenda Sellers • Sue Shattuc and Merritt Raitt • Strath Shepard • Madeline Sheplor and Charles Jabbora • Dan Shih and Ted MacGovern • Gordon Shriver • Lars Sjoholm • Sharon Sjostrom • Dale and Laurie Slater • Phil and Karen Sluiter • Charlotte Smith • Douglas Smith • Norm and Kathy Smith • Juliann Smitt • Paul and Joanie Snorsky • Sybrina Soga • Amy and Kenneth Sommers • Kent Sooter and Cheryl Opalski • The Springcreek Foundation • Rebeccah Sproat and Kurt Hermanns • Benjamin Squire • Johann and Marcia Starke • Jill and Teric Staton • Marcia Barrow Stone • Daniel Stratton • Robert Strauss and Christine Ingersoll • Streamside Renewables • Stephen and Susan Stricker • Sheila Strickland • Robert and Lisa Sudar • Christopher Sutton and Katherine Long • Daniel and Laurie Jo Svilar • Chad and Jennifer Swanson • Anne Synnes • Robert Taylor • Nick and Susie Teague • Phil Terzian • Leanne and Douglas Thomas • Louise Mitchell Thompson • Erin and Ian Timms • TisBest Philanthropy • Bob Tobias • Bruce Tobias • Thomas and Melanie Tucker • Ian and Becky Tully • Two Sigma • UBS Financial Services • United Way of the Columbia-Willamette • U.S. Charitable Gift Trust • Vanguard Charitable • John and Jiannina VanLund • Astrid VanZon and Mark Vaccaro • Leslie and Val Veirs • Michel Vekved • William Vickery • Gabriel Villenave • Yasmin and Adam von Dassow • Momo Vuyisich • David Wahl • Carol Wales • Cass Walker • Judy and Larry Walker • Leslie Walker • Valerie Wall • Jason and Vera Ward • Greg and Roseanne Ware • Peter and Barbara Wasserman • William and Patricia Watson • Laurie Weckel • Amanda Wedow • Julia Weese-Young • Jeffrey Wells • Carl Wester and Elizabeth Riggs • Shann Weston and Steve Porten • Dale and Sharon Wheatley • Wheeler Foundation • Corinne and Gordon Whitaker • Norman and Mari Whitaker • Tina Whitman • Terry Whittier • Trent Wieburg • Abby and Henry Wilder • Eileen Willett • Christopher and Susan Williams • Claire Williams and Will Wilder • John and Becky Williamson • Willowmoor Foundation • Janett Wingett • Michael and Elizabeth Wingren • Jim Winninghoff and Anne Derome • Max and Marcia Witter • Samantha Woirol • Justin and Christina Wolfe • Jennifer Woodbridge • Thomas and Elyse Woodruff • Jeff and Korynne Wright • Hal Wyman • Sheryl Wytchak • Marcus and Linda Yamane • YourCause LLC • Sarah Zablocki-Axling • Henry and Therese Zemel • David and Mary Zeretzke • Dana Zia • Frederick Zimmerman and Sarah Stein • Jeremy Zucker • Stephen Zuckerman • George Zweibel and Brenda Johnson
† Tiptop League
* Deceased


People who notify us that they have provided for the San Juan Preservation Trust in their estate plans are members of our Gann Society. We are grateful to the following Gann Society members, who have taken the remarkable step to help preserve our islands well into the future:

Eric and Audra Adelberger • Kathryn Alexandra • Andrea and Erik Anderson • Christian and Lea Andrade • Anonymous (13) • Jon Avent • Amanda Azous and Joe Franetic • Frank Bayley • Thomas Bayley • Paul Beaudet and David Wertheimer • Barbara G. Bedell • Barbara Bentley • Patricia Bolding • Willy and Vreni Borner • Janet M. Burke • Ferdi Businger • Jim and Nancy Caleshu • Cathryn Campbell • Craig Canine and Myla Sherburne • John Carl • Glenn and Sharon Carter • Joseph J. Cohen and Martha P. Farish • Irmgard Conley • Barbara Courtney • Sarah Crosby • Alan and Janet Davidson • Dean Dougherty • Lorraine Dukes • Geoff and Jennifer Dunbar • Allison Elder • Douglas and Catherine Ellis • Charles Givens • Malcolm Goodfellow • Georgann Greene • Joe and Nancy Greene • Michael and Gale Gropp • Sven Haarhoff and Allison Shadday • Thor Hanson • Leighanne Harris • Carolyn Haugen • Cynthia J. Hawkins • Anne M. Hay • Jim Heidell and Lisa Skumatz • Douglas and Christine Hunt • Bob and Pat Jester • Sara Jane Johnson • Keith and Ann Jones • Steve Jung and Susan McBain • Prudence Kaye • Clare and Ed Kelm • Pat Kimble • Jacob and Ingrid Kjelstrup • Babs Klee and Ralph Pease • Lorraine Lewis • Bob and Laurie Liebmann • Rick and Meredith Machin • Sue Madison • Pamela McCabe • Steve and Barbara McKeon • Judy Meyer and Gene Helfman • Steven and Mary Miller • Margaret Mills • Ted Noll • Joann Otto • Leslie Parrish • Mark Pedelty and Karen Miksch • Thom Pence • David and Cherill Perera • Jon and Amy Perera • Lily Perera • Michael Popiwny and Paul Koopman • Dianne Pressenda and Dan Harris • John and Priscilla Privat • Georgia Ragsdale • Christopher and Alexis Reed • Barbara Rosenkotter and Tye Tyson • Lisa Salisbury • Eliot and Tina Scull • Janice Sears and Thomas Brown • Tim Seifert and Sonya Erickson • Alex Shapiro • Steve and Nan Simpson • Sam Stitt and Kathryn Jakutis • Marcia Barrow Stone • Catherine Strauss • Erin M. Timms • Joe and Sally Todd • Keith and Jane Wentworth • Carol and John Whetten • Helen Winkler

Kathy Finholm photo


During the past year, the San Juan Preservation Trust has been notified of, or has received, bequests from the estates of these farsighted individuals:

  • Wanda Broadie Alexander
  • Judith A. Baker
  • William V. Burlingame, Ph.D.
  • Samuel H. and Emily S. Connery
  • Robert H. Grimm
  • Bob Lundeen
  • Velma V. McKelvey
  • M. Jean Moughtin
  • Bob Roseburg
  • Bernice H. Rosenthal
  • Jordan (Jerry) Marsh Schultz
  • June H. Vynne
  • Peter Willing

Click here to view “Virtual Memorials” of these and other visionary people who have left legacies benefitting the San Juan Islands.


George Abbott • Gerry Adamson • Doug Baier • Travis S.B. Bassett • Anne Bement • Mark Blau • David Brueggeman • John Calhoun • Barbara Cantwell • Walt Corbin • June Crinkley • Fred and Marilyn Ellis • Barbara Fleming • Arlene French • Martha Fuller • Ernie and Dodie Gann • Dr. Robert Gibb • Milton Goheen • Robert Eugene Grazia • Wiloma Harrell • Helen Hill • George Hoke • Henry Horton • Gretchen and Lyman Hull • Patricia Ignelzi • Marcie Kirschbaum • Eugene Kozloff • Beatrice Kroesche • Ron Lewis • Walter MacGinitie • Harold and Dorothy McCarville • Philip McCracken • Lexy Merrihew • Marjo Miller • Katherine Mottola • Patricia J. Nagel • Louisa Nishitani • Bill Ovens • Mary Pease • Oliver Press • Karyn Price • Brooks Ragen • Dr. Mary Rice • Cheryl Ripley • Marion Sanders • David and Marcia Simpson • Betty Stevens • BJ Tooker • Thomas Von Bahr • June Vynne • Bob Weaver • Vida Wight • Melissa Williams • Sharon and Ward Wren • Bob Yeasting • Thomas P. Youell
Barbara and Mark • Brett and Makala • Susan and Ana • Eric and Audra Adelberger • Tom Bayley • Vicky Beer • Joe Blow • Craig Canine and Myla Sherburne • Nancy and Dave Carlstrom • John Carpenter • Chris Chapeta and Alisa • Lars Christensen • Conservation Technix Inc • Tim Curran • Norm Davis • Ruthie Dougherty • Karla Drewsen • Ann Dursch • Jillian Evans • Ande and Scott Finley’s daughters • Kimberly, Nacer and Theo Gacem • Mick Goheen • Nathan S. Gralewski • Nancy Green • Ann Harris • Eleanor Hartman • Christopher, Jennifer, Lauren and Ethan Havel • Sara Hiebert Burch • Peter Homann • Shaun Hubbard and Harold Kawaguchi • Island Volunteers • Maile Johnson • Keith and Ann Jones • T. Dixon Long • Gary Machlis • Bob and Dianne Marshak • Gary Mertl • Enzo Ott-McGee • Joann Otto • Brittany, Justin, Jackson, and Graylynd Parsons • David and Cherill Perera • Geoff Prentiss • Maddie Qwreigh • Ann Sanchez • Tim Seifert • Alex Shapiro and Dan Shelley • Phil Sherburne • Colleen Simmons • Charlotte Smith and Nate Kozlowski • Eleanor Stewart • Sam and Lucy Sullivan • Valerie Tarico • Taylor Family • Nancy Taylor and Fritz Levy • Eric Vallieres • Val and Leslie Veirs • Jeanne Verville • Janet Vogelzang and Mark Cliggett • Adam von Dassow • Anne and Bart Walton • Julian Washington • Keith and Jane Wentworth • Chris Wilke • Claire Williams and Will Wilder • Marcia Wood


Thank you to this past year’s volunteers, who embody and advance our mission by giving generously of their time, talents, and cheerful willingness to pitch in where needed.

Steve Alboucq • Jim Allaway • Erik Anderson • Walt Andrews • Cindy Baker • Ann Ballard • Eric Beckman • Jill Belcovson • Richard Bell • Nancy Best • Skip Bold • Andrew Borner • Nikolai Borner • Willy Borner • Jeff Brennan • Kristin Buckley • Troy Buckley • Elliot Burch • Sara Burch • Sandi Burt • Charlene Caren • Cherie Christensen • Peter Christensen • Diane Clifton • Barbara Courtney • Tom Cowan • Liz Crosby • Jessica Dixon • Ruthie Dougherty • Eileen Drath • David Duggins • Geoff Dunbar • Peter Dunwiddie • Tina Echeverria • Anne Ellis • Tom Ellis • Bill Engle • Ben Floyd • Luci Francis • Donna Gallagher • Sheila Gaquin • Joanne Gerry • Charles Givens • Nancy Greene • Adam Griesemer • Jack Groban • Mary Gropp • Erin Halcomb • Sarah Hart • Bard Horton • Catherine Houck • Alice Hurd • Kathy Jacobson • Rick Jacobson • Joshua Johns • Todd Kaden • Ingrid Karnikis • Peter Kilpatrick • Madeline Mahler • Peggy and Marty Main • Brett Marl • Chester Marl • Jack Marl • Johanna Meenk • John Meenk • Judy Meyer • Remi Micheletti • Tanya Micheletti • Wendolyn Michnay • Wes Milholen • Mary Miller • Lynda Mills • Joann Otto • Thom Pence • Michael Popiwny • John Rose • Patricia Rose • Barbara Rosenkotter • Joshua Rosenquist • Paul Rudd • Francie Rutherford • Dennis Schilling • Sandra Schilling • Barbara Schnabel • Randy Schnabel • Kayla Seaforth • Janice Sears • Phil Sherburne • Johann Starke • Dustin Stephens • Diana Stepita • Mike Stepita • Sam Sullivan • Kristin Tolle • Marianne Tynan • Camille Uhlir • Robert Walker • Tai Warner • Ayla Weese- Burkhardt • Celie Weese-Burkhardt • Julia Weese-Young • Jane Wentworth • Keith Wentworth • John Whetten • Nick Williams • Robert Wilson • Carmen Wolflisberg • Ian Woofenden • Claira Young • Pauline Young

A Dozen Ways You Can Help Protect Special Island Places

  1. Become a member (or renew) by making an online donation here.
  2. Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special.
  3. Volunteer.
  4. Donate appreciated stock.
  5. Become a Sustaining Supporter by setting up automated monthly contributions.
  6. Give through your donor advised fund.
  7. Add the San Juan Preservation Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.
  8. Provide a donation with an IRA charitable rollover.
  9. Include the Preservation Trust in your will.
  10. Introduce a friend to your favorite SJPT preserve.
  11. Donate land or a conservation easement.
  12. Visit or call us at 360-378-2461 to learn more about any of these ways to preserve and protect our beloved islands.

Board of Directors

Erik Anderson – Henry Island
Willy Borner, Treasurer – Shaw Island
Tom Cowan – Lopez Island
David Duggins – San Juan Island
Geoff Dunbar – San Juan Island
Charles Givens – Lopez Island
Nancy Greene, Vice President – Lopez Island
Jack Groban – Orcas Island
Sarah Hart, Secretary – San Juan Island
John Howell – San Juan Island
Peter Kilpatrick – San Juan Island
Judy Meyer – Lopez Island
Mary Miller – Orcas Island
Joann Otto – San Juan Island
Michael Popiwny – San Juan Island
Barbara Rosenkotter, President – Orcas Island
Phil Sherburne – Decatur Island
Camille Uhlir – San Juan Island
Keith Wentworth – San Juan Island
John Whetten – Lopez Island
Tom Bayley, Founder Emeritus


Angela Anderson, Executive Director
Kristin Buckley, Director of Philanthropy
Troy Buckley, Land Steward
Craig Canine, Director of Communications & Outreach
Dean Dougherty, Director of Stewardship
Ruthie Dougherty, Curator/Interpretive Specialist
Vickie Edwards, Conservation Director
Olivia Walcott Gonda, Philanthropy Coordinator
Ben Hallowell, Land Steward
Meghan Howard, Land Steward
Susie Jeannet, Bookkeeper
Kathy Knowles, IT and Project Specialist
Shannon Koller, Philanthropy Associate
Kathleen Foley Lewis, Conservation Project Manager
Russell Martinson, Accountant
Alden Remington, Waldron Island Caretaker
Jack Russillo, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Elaina and Thyatira Thompson, Vendovi Island Caretakers
Tom Tidyman, Director of Operations & Finance
Marianne Tynan, Office Manager