Olli Conservation Easement
Conserved in 2008
- 59 acres southwest of Shelton in Mason County.
- Permanently conserved are riparian areas, floodplain, agricultural fields, and deciduous and coniferous forests that collectively provide valuable habitat for a variety of important species. The Property contains portions of a spring-fed tributary to Goldsborough Creek. Goldsborough Creek is a stream of regional importance for salmon production.
- There are many notable bird species on the property, including; Swainson’s thrush, Pacific-slope flycatcher, Pacific wren, scarlet tanager, and nuthatch. The habitat for these diverse species of birds is provided by Douglas fir, bigleaf maple, and Western redcedar trees.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Ann Olli
- Mason Conservation District
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetland, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.
- Conserve working lands.
The Olli Property is located in a historically rural / agricultural area, close to Shelton and Hwy 101, which is undergoing a gradual conversion to residential uses. The Property was a dairy in the early 20th century, and the barn on the property was recently added to the historic register. The Property has been in the landowner’s family since the mid-20th century.