Love Conservation Easement

San Juan Island

Year Protected: 1995

Land Protected: 8 acres

Shoreline Protected: 270 feet

Public Benefits: Shoreline, forestland

On the northeast side of San Juan Island, these 8 acres of forestland and natural shoreline were protected in 1995 with a conservation easement donated to the Preservation Trust by Glen and Rhoda Love. The Love’s donation ensures that these woods, which include stands of large cedar and fir trees, indian pipe, calypso orchids and honeysuckle, will continue to thrive without the threat of development.

The conservation easement also protects a natural and undisturbed shoreline, enhancing views for boaters as they cruise along San Juan Channel and providing perch sites for the bald eagles that nest on nearby O’Neil Island. There will be no further development of the property; the majority of the land will be managed as wildlife habitat.

In 2000, a neighbor expanded protection in this area by donating five adjacent acres to the San Juan Preservation Trust.