Conserved in 2006
- 75 acres along the Black River, between the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve and the Glacial Heritage Preserve. This property is part of a larger effort to conserve high-quality habitat along a major bird flyway.
- The Bergquist Easement contains a kaleidoscopic mix of habitat types, including riparian, floodplain, wetland, oak woodland, prairie, and coniferous forests. The mainstem and several minor channels of the Black River, a high priority sub-basin in the Chehalis Watershed, flow through the property.
- The site provides important habitat for multiple salmonid species, and lies in one of the most rapidly developing residential areas in the state. These development activities have resulted in loss and degradation of vital floodplain and riparian habitat, and by protecting this property Capitol Land Trust is providing a safe haven for salmon reproduction, as well as other wildlife.
Thank you to the following partners:
- William and Barbara Bergquist
- WA State Recreation & Conservation Office – Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- Martin Miller Fund
- The Nature Conservancy
- Entrix Inc.
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.
- Conserve prairies and oak woodlands.
- Conserve working lands.