Conserved in 2002
- 40 acres in the Spurgeon Valley, sharing a border with the easternmost boundary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
- Northwest Pipeline Corporation donated the Spurgeon Valley property to Capitol Land Trust in 2002.
- This property is located in a section of Thurston County experiencing rapid residential developmentl. The 40 acre Spurgeon Valley Preserve is protected in perpetuity, including a vast wetland that bisects the property and is bordered by old-growth coniferous forest.
- The entire Preserve is considered viable habitat for the endangered spotted owl, as well as habitat for elk, ruffed grouse, pileated woodpecker, mallard ducks, and macro-invertebrates.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Northwest Pipeline Corporation
- Wild Fish Conservancy
- Edge Environmental Inc.
- WA State Department of Ecology
CLT Strategic Conservation Goal Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.