Purchased in 2018 and 2020
Located in the Black River watershed, Blooms Preserve contains 142 acres and 4,300 feet of Blooms Ditch and its feeders which provides habitat for Coho salmon, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, Olympic mudminnow and Oregon spotted frog. The property is also home to a stand of forest rich in native plant diversity. The Black Hills Audubon Society conducted a bird count in the summer of 2018. Click here to see the list. Please note that this site is not open for public birding and is reserved for habitat.
Thank you to the following partners:
- WA Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- Thurston County Conservation Futures
- Black Hills Audubon Society
- Support for this project included funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation granted through The Nature Conservancy to identify and protect Pacific Northwest lands that will provide resiliency in the face of climate change.
- Capitol Land Trust supporters
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests
Check out this short video of The Blooms Preserve Expansion!