We’ve just added two properties to SJPT’s network of preserves:

In October, we acquired a 49-acre property known as “Sugarloaf” for its distinctive shape. This truly special place on San Juan Island is home to old-growth forest, rocky bald habitat, and a forested pond and fern grotto. We are grateful to 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.

Sugarloaf as seen from the west | Staff Archive

We received 192 acres of farmland, open space, and forest habitat in the heart of Crow Valley, just across Crow Valley Road from Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas Island. The property, known as JB Farm, was originally protected as part of a 322-acre conservation easement. We are grateful to the land donor for her generosity and devotion to conserving her family’s heritage farm in perpetuity.

View of JB Farm towards Mt. Constitution | Staff Archive