Zoom presentation on forest health Turtleback

Submitted by The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank.

The Conservation Land Bank and the Preservation Trust recently completed a forest assessment at Turtleback and Turtlehead Preserves. The resulting report (click here to view report) outlines a variety of forest management actions aimed at increasing forest health, habitat value and climate change resiliency. Staff are incorporating the recommended actions into the forthcoming update to the Turtleback Mountain Stewardship and Management Plan. In anticipation of a future that includes more active forest stewardship, the Land Bank recently applied for and received a $30,000 grant from the Washington Department of Natural Resources to implement small-scale forest management demonstration projects.

To learn more about the Land Bank’s forest health and resiliency objectives and the planned demonstration projects, please join Land Bank, SJI Conservation District and Rain Shadow Consulting staff at 5:30pm on Wednesday, December 15, for a 30-minute Zoom presentation

followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The presentation and Q&A will be recorded and posted to the Land Bank website for later viewing.

Register here for the meeting: https://bit.ly/3dxzuu5

For more information or questions, contact Tanja Williamson, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator, tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.

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About the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank

The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank is a local land conservation program, created by voters in 1990, and funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property in San Juan County. Through conservation easements or outright purchases, the Conservation Land Bank protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands.