Paul-Leigh Conservation Easement
Conserved in 2004
- Mike Leigh and Ernie Paul donated a Conservation Easement on their property in 2004.
- 23 acres along Green Cove Creek near The Evergreen State College and adjacent to the Kaiser and Harper properties in Thurston County.
- The property contains a portion of wetland within the Green Cove basin, including Green Cove Creek which is prime salmon-spawning habitat. The property is both open scrub-shrub wetland and forested wetland which used to be a cattle farm.
- The conserved land provides habitat for an large number of species, including Olympic mud minnow, coho, chum, chinook, steelhead and cutthroat trout, beaver, Pacific tree frog, red frog, Townsend’s big-eared bat, bald eagle, band-tailed pigeon, great-horned owl, great blue heron, osprey, Townsend’s warbler, pileated woodpecker, purple martin, red-tailed hawk, and numerous native songbirds.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Mike Leigh and Ernie Paul
CLT Strategic Conservation Goal Achieved
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.