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Fidalgo Bay- Graber Property

Property Description

 The Fidalgo Bay Graber Conservation Area  was acquired in 2017 and is located west of Fidalgo Bay and is adjacent to other Skagit land trust protected properties. The majority of the 15 acre property is covered in mixed conifer forest. Two streams run thorugh the property and there is a manmade pond from previous land owners. The area provides natural filtration for water entering Fidalgo Bay. 

 The forest at Fidalgo Bay graber hosts a variety of species. 

Ecology

Fidalgo Bay Graber hosts a healthy forest with several pockets of native trees over 150’ tall. The property provides habitat for raptors such as bald eagles, coyote, deer, and downy woodpeckers. 

 Two seasonal streams run through the property into Fidalgo Bay. 

Stewardship

Stewardship goals for Fidalgo Bay Graber are to enhance the forest habitat and remove invasive weeds such as Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, spurge laurel,  and herb robert. Two small open areas exist on the property. Our stewardship efforts for this property would not be possible without our volunteers and partners. Water quality sampling was done at Fidalgo Bay Graber in partnership with Samish Tribe DNR and funding from NW Straits Foundation. In fall of 2019 several volunteers helped Skagit Land Trust plant native trees and shrubs to improve habitat for wildlife.

Click here to view information about the land stewards for this and other Skagit Land Trust properties.

 Members of the Samish Tribe Department of Natural Resources tested water quality of the pond and streams on the property. 

Access

This site is open to low-impact public use for community enjoyment and is accessed via Hwy 20.  Please respect our neighbors - public parking is only allowed on the service road. Click here for a Google Maps link to Fidalgo Bay Graber Conservation Area.

Above: Fidalgo Bay Graber is one of two conservation areas managed by Skagit Land Trust near Fidalgo Bay. Map created by Skagit Land Trust staff using NAIP aerial imagery from 2017. Click on the map for a larger image.

How to Get There

From Mount Vernon, drive east on Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 Spur W to the roundabout on the south side of Commercial St, then take the third exit back onto Hwy 20 Spur W heading east. Turn right onto the first service road. Turn right and park along the right shoulder. The property is located immediately west of the service road.

Property Info

  • Type: Trust-Owned
  • Location: Anacortes
  • Acreage: 15.1 acres
  • Date Added: 2017
  • Please visit this property!

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