Conserved in 2012
- 30 acres located along Goldsborough Creek in Mason County.
- The Granquist Preserve is mostly a shrub-dominated wetland complex with Goldsborough Creek running through the property’s center. While the land around and through the wetland is impenetrable to humans, it is excellent habitat for songbirds, rodents, and small mammals including beavers.
- Goldsborough Creek is a salmon-bearing waterway that outlets into Oakland Bay, boasting an array of salmonids including steelhead, coho, chinook and chum salmon.
- The Granquist purchase is part of a larger initiative to conserve wildlife habitat in the Goldsborough watershed. As of 2014, Capitol Land Trust, with the help of partners, have conserved more than 300 acres of forest lands, wetlands, and riparian areas in the watershed. Together we have created six preserve sites within this strategically-important “core” of the watershed.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Dick and Jill Granquist & Family
- The Squaxin Island Tribe
- WA State Recreation and Conservation Office — Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- ADESA Environmental
- Green Diamond Resource Company
CLT Strategic Conservation Goal Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.