Founded in 1992, Skagit Land Trust conserves fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, agricultural and forest lands, scenic natural areas and shorelines throughout the mainland and islands of the Skagit watershed for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations. The Trust is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
Skagit Land Trust preserves the natural environment in five important ways:
The Trust measures its impact by the quality and quantity of threatened habitat and resource land we permanently protect, the collaboration and conservation ethic we generate, and our impact on the regional ecosystem.
Skagit Land Trust has conserved more than 8,300+ acres of land (this incudes 43 conservation areas and 38 conservation easements) with over 44+ miles of shoreline in Skagit (38.6 miles of freshwater and 5.9 miles of saltwater). The Trust has over 1,500 family and business members. There were 5,300 volunteer hours in the past calendar year, including 1,600 youth hours.
Reason for Participating on the Skagit Watershed Council
We believe there is exceedingly greater benefit to both people and wildlife when groups base their conservation work on best-available science, regional priorities and enhance each other’s work enabling: