Conserved in 2012
- The Stewart-Deschutes property consists of 59 undeveloped acres, located on the middle Deschutes River. This fee-simple acquisition conserves 1,800 feet of mainstem Deschutes River, with a wide and diverse riparian buffer and active side channels. The remaining forested uplands are in the Deschutes floodplain and contain the headwaters to Elwanger Creek. Wetlands cover approximately 17% of the property, totaling 10 acres, and are adjacent to the river.
- The northwest corner of the property contains forested wetlands in the riparian buffer. These wetlands surround a 1-acre marsh dominated by emergent plants on three sides. South of the emergent marsh, and following the shoreline of the river is a scrub/shrub wetland. This project builds upon Capitol Land Trust’s adjacent land holding, the Stewart Easement, which already conserves 45 acres.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Richard & Sharon Stewart
- WA State Recreation and Conservation Office – Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- Mell Family LLC
- Squaxin Island Tribe
- Adesa LLC
CLT Strategic Conservation Goal Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.
Read more about our conservation work in this area here.