Conserved in 2002
- 25 acres on the eastern side of lower Eld Inlet, west of Olympia in Thurston County.
- Half of this 25 acre property is protected by a conservation easement and the other half is owned in fee simple by Capitol Land Trust. McLane Point protects abundant tidal lands, a small salmon-bearing stream, wetlands, and upland forests of Douglas fir and alder.
- At one time, the largest great blue heron rookery in southern Puget Sound was located on this property, with a rookery containing upwards of 100 nests. However, a resurging population of bald eagles, with a pair nesting on the Point, has had an impact on the rookery. Other species of significance are salmonids, Swainson’s thrush, pileated woodpecker and willow flycatcher.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Seneca West Venture
- WA Recreation and Conservation Office – Salmon Recovery Funding Board
- Cascade Land Conservancy
- Sound Native Plants
- Kelly Earthworks
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associate upland forests.
- Conserve marine shorelines and estuaries.