San Juan Preservation Trust

Founded in 1979, the San Juan Preservation Trust is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to helping people conserve land in the San Juan archipelago. Noted for its $18.5 million acquisition of Turtleback Mountain on Orcas Island, the organization has permanently protected more than 240 properties, 30 miles of marine shoreline, and 13,000 acres on 18 islands, including land now managed as public parks, private nature reserves, and working farms and forests.

The Preservation Trust serves landowners who wish to protect the special features of their lands through voluntary private action. We offer the community the opportunity to create a legacy of unique natural areas and open spaces for future generations. We do this by counseling property owners on conservation techniques available to them, and on tax benefits which might be available to them from donations of land or easements. All inquiries to the Preservation Trust are without obligation and are confidential.

The mission of the San Juan Preservation Trust is to preserve and protect open spaces, scenic views, forests, agricultural lands, habitats, watersheds, riparian corridors, wetlands and shorelines in the San Juan Archipelago

Lopez Office
3157 Fisherman Bay Rd
Lopez Island, WA
Phone: 360-468-3202
Fax: 360-468-3509

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Contact San Juan Preservation Trust

Debra Clausen
Director of Conservation
468 Argyle Street
Suite B
Friday Harbor, Washington  98250
Phone: 360-378-2461
Fax: 360-278-2471


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Washington

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