Land Trust News

National Accreditation Renewed

Skagit Land Trust has achieved renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The Trust was awarded renewed accreditation this February and is one of only 301 land trusts from across the country that are now accredited. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal indicating to the public that they meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. Learn more about Accreditation.

Have Fun, Save Land!

Reservations are open for the Trust's 9th Annual Have Fun, Save Land Auction and Dinner on Saturday, March 7th. Join us for our most fun fundraiser of the year - all in support of local lands! Visit the event page to learn more.

Illabot Creek Conservation

Skagit’s Illabot Creek just became more thoroughly “wild and scenic” with the purchase and signing of a voluntary conservation easement agreement between the Trust and private landowners. The Illabot Creek Conservation Easement conserves one-half mile of river shoreline and working farmland. Illabot Creek is one of the most important tributaries of the Skagit River - extremely important salmon production and recovery. This easement is one of several salmon recovery projects funded by the State in the Illabot watershed. Read the recent Skagit Valley Herald article about this conservation success.

It's All Connected

100 supporters joined us at Fidalgo Bay Resort on January 15 for our 23rd Annual Members’ Meeting. Awards recognized Community Engagement volunteer Ryan Walters for contributing years of website expertise and the staff of Skagit County Public Works for their Outstanding Partnership on multiple conservation and stewardship projects. The evening’s feature presentation “It’s All Connected” included a compelling presentation by retired North Cascades National Park head naturalist Tim Manns and Trust staff sharing our new Conservation Strategy and approach to addressing climate change. Thank you to the Samish Indian Nation for hosting us at their beautiful property.

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