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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.

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Upcoming Volunteer Events

Click through the calendar to see upcoming volunteer events. Please read the Volunteer Liability Waiver and then sign up for a volunteer event by clicking on it. RSVP is required for these events.

IMPORTANT: If you are signing up more than one person, each person must fill out the form. If there is someone younger than 18 in your group, email for more information.

You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email or phone (360) 428-7878.

Please read the Volunteer liability waiver here: SLT_ADULT_volunteer_waiver.pdf

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are vital to the success of Skagit Land Trust, and they are involved in almost every aspect of the work we do. If you are interested in offering your knowledge and skills in any capacity to help protect land in Skagit County, please contact us.

Stewardship Volunteer

Volunteers at Elysium.JPGWe always need volunteers to assist with maintenance and restoration work on Skagit Land Trust properties and conservation easements. This is our largest group of volunteers, and we gladly welcome more! Stewardship volunteers bring their energy and enthusiasm to Trust work party events, as well as assist with special projects in smaller groups. In the past people have planted trees, mown grass, installed culverts, cleared brush, repaired and removed fences, and located property lines. See calendar above for our upcoming workparties. Sign up for our email list or email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Land Steward and Land Steward Aides

Volunteer Land Stewards adopt one of Skagit Land Trust's properties and provide stewardship over a long period of time. Check out our current land stewards! Volunteer Land Stewards act as eyes and ears for the Trust. They visit their property at least quarterly to see what has been happening in their absence. They periodically take photographs at designated points to document changes. They perform minor maintenance on the property, talk to neighbors, initiate investigations of encroachments, and report findings to the Trust staff.

Volunteer Land Steward Aide is a new position in 2017. Land Steward Aides are essential to maintaining our stewardship goals and responsibilities at all of our conservation areas by accompanying Land Stewards to 'their' property and assisting with various tasks. A Land Steward Aide is a volunteer that is interested in regular stewardship activities, but that is not committed to a single property. Land Steward Aides will gain more knowledge about properties than volunteers that join for one-time stewardship events. With this experience, Aides may wish to become Land Stewards of an assigned property when an appropriate location becomes available.

If interested in becoming a Land Steward or a Land Steward Aide contact our Stewardship Coordinator, Jonathan Worley.

Community Engagement Volunteer

Volunteering gearCommunity Engagement Volunteers connect our community with local land conservation efforts and encourage the appreciation of Skagit's spectacular natural areas. Opportunities include ongoing and one-time tasks such as assisting with special events, presenting to community groups, and contributing writing, photography, and video projects to share the wonders of our natural Skagit.

Community Scientists

Community scientists assist with monitoring a variety of species on Skagit Land Trust properties. Current volunteer monitoring programs focus on Great Blue Herons, and native and invasive amphibians. Helping us out is a great way to explore protected properties, learn about interesting local animals and gain experience with scientific protocol.

SLT has launched projects on iNaturalist to collect observations by community members to help create ecological surveys of our properties. This data will be able to be used in both local and international community science efforts. For more information about this project, please follow this link.

If interested in participating in community science on Skagit Land Trust properties, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Visit the Amphibian Monitoring Program Page

AmeriCorps Service Member

Volunteers at Elysium.JPGSkagit Land Trust often hosts an AmeriCorps Member to increase community stewardship of conservation areas. The members help recruit new volunteers, organize volunteer work parties, coordinate community activities, and assist in the creation of outreach materials and social media. AmeriCorps Service Members expand Skagit Land Trust's capacity to improve the condition of at-risk ecosystems and protect wildlife, agricultural and forest lands and other critical natural areas in Skagit County.

Other Opportunities


If you're a scientist or a student, click here for more information about conducting research on Trust lands.

Got a goat, pig, or chickens?

If you have a day or two free and a goat, pig or chickens, we would love to talk to you about helping us control our blackberry patches! Some control of certain invasives (like Himalayan blackberry!) by goat browse, pig browse and digging, and depletion of a seed bank by chickens is possible. If you're interested in helping us test this, send us an email.

To RSVP for a field event, or for more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or call 360-428-7878.

Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form today!

Volunteer Interest Form.pdf

Volunteers at a Skagit Land Trust event.

Check out pictures from recent volunteer events!