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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Big Lake Wetlands Property

Property Description

Skagit Land Trust purchased 67 acres of critical wetland habitat at the south end of Big Lake in early 2016. The Big Lake Wetlands are where Lake Creek flowing from Lake McMurray enters Big Lake and are some of the largest remaining intact wetlands in the Nookachamps watershed. The property's combination of extensive emergent scrub shrub and forested wetlands, as well as the numerous braided creeks running through the wetlands, provide breeding and feeding areas for numerous neo-tropical migrant birds and waterfowl, as well as resident bird species. The creeks themselves hold high quality steelhead and Coho habitat. 

Funds to purchase and restore this land were provided by Washington State's Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Department of Ecology as well as a federal North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant and donations from members and the Big Lake community.

Currently no developed access points. 

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Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Big Lake
  • Acreage: 67 acres
  • Date Added: April 2016
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