As of 2011, 1680 of the 1,751-acre Anacortes Community Forest Lands have been protected by easements under the City’s Conservation Easement Program. The community has wholeheartedly supported this project since it began in October 1998. These acres are now protected from commercial development, tree cutting, and mining.
Driving directions: Take WA-20 west across Fidalgo Island. Turn right at Campbell Lake Road, which will turn into Heart Lake Road.
Link to google map.
For more information about the conservation easement agreement between Skagit Land Trust and the City of Anacortes, click here.
For more information about the Anacortes Community Forest Lands and Friends of the Forest, click here.