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The Miles Legacy on Samish Island

Gary Miles and his wife, Betty first met with Skagit Land Trust in 1999 to discuss leaving their 10-acre forested property on Samish Island to the Trust. Their dream was that the house would come down and the land would be a home for wildlife, forever.

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Barney Lake Expansion

Protecting A Wild Place at the Edge of Our Urban Life - Knitting Together a Place for Wildlife One Conservation Project at a Time at Barney Lake.

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Add Your Voice on Proposed Airport Sites

Washington State Department of Transportation's Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission is currently looking at potential sites for commercial and passenger air service. Two proposed sites are located on conserved lands here in Skagit County. Click to learn more and add your voice to the conversation.

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2022 Open House at Marblemount

We are excited to welcome our community together on the land this summer for an in-person Open House. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 23rd, and join us at the Marblemount Conservation Area.

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Acceso público al lago Barney

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre nuestros paseos en el lago Barney este mayo y junio para ver garzas, castores & ranas.

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March Point Heron Camera

Click here to view livestream videos from the cameras at the March Point Conservation Area.

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Barney Lake Public Access

Click here to learn more about our "Herons, and Beavers, and Frogs, Oh My!" walks at Barney Lake this May and June.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation in the Skagit

The next 30 years starts now! We want to celebrate with you on the lands you’ve saved for generations to enjoy. We have a series of events, tours, and walks we’ll be rolling out this year.

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Snags: There's Life in a Dead Tree

With a funny name for an important part of the ecosystem, ‘snags’ refer to standing dead trees. Without snags, many different types of wildlife would not be able to survive. More than 100 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians use snags for nesting, roosting, shelter, denning, and feeding.

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Managing Your Own Land with a Conservation Lens

As stewards of over 6,000 acres of forestland in Skagit County, we get questions from landowners interested in learning more about how to best manage their own lands to preserve wildlife habitat and protect conservation values on their properties. It all starts with getting to know your land and deciding what your management goals are. There is a lot to learn, but there are some great programs out there for those interested in managing their own forests.

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