Bentley Conservation Easement
Conserved in 2011
- 14 acres along Spurgeon Creek, which flows into the Deschutes River, south of Olympia in Thurston County.
- The preserved property includes 1,800 feet of Spurgeon Creek, wetlands, agricultural lands, historical pastureland, and a mixed conifer forest. Circle Hawk Farm is a year-round educational farm.
- Restoration projects are being undertaken to enhance and encourage fish passage up the historically salmon-bearing Spurgeon Creek. In 2012, Capitol Land Trust and partners installed a driveway bridge over Spurgeon Creek. The bridge replaced a pair of failing culverts that partially blocked fish passage and caused the landowner’s driveway to flood.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Michelle Bentley
- WA State Recreation and Conservation Office — Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- Wild Fish Conservancy
- Thurston Conservation District
- South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated uplands.
- Conserve working lands.