North Shore Preserve

Orcas Island
Year protected: 1987
Land protected: 17.79 acres

Shoreline protected: 3860 feet
Public benefits: Undeveloped shoreline

A long stretch of undisturbed shoreline on the northeast side of Orcas Island was donated in 1987 to the Preservation Trust by a partnership led by the Robert F. Utter family.  Now known as the North Shore Preserve, the property includes steep and rugged shoreline that extends nearly ¾ of a mile northeast of Moran State Park and adjoins land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.  Besides providing a resting area for marine birds and mammals, passing boaters delight in the scenic views afforded by the forested, rugged slope.