Triple Creek Farm Conservation Easement
Conserved in 2006
- 203 acres with more than 3.5 miles of shoreline on the eastern side of lower Eld Inlet, west of Olympia in Thurston County.
- The property features wetlands, salt marshes, mudflats, forested uplands, three streams, and working pastureland, as well as the archeological site of a 1,000 year-old Squaxin village.
- Regular inhabitants of Triple Creek Farm include bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, great blue heron, deer, coyote, cougar, and five species of anadromous fish.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Ralph and Karen Munro
- The Trust for Public Land
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- WA State Department of Ecology
- Squaxin Island Tribe
- South Puget Sound Community College
CLT Strategic Conservation Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associate upland forests.
- Conserve marine shorelines and estuaries.
- Conserve working lands.
Purchased from Ralph and Karen Munro, Triple Creek Farm is the cornerstone of Capitol Land Trust’s lower Eld Inlet habitat protection plan that encompasses approximately 450 acres and 3.5 miles of marine shoreline. Triple Creek Farm can be admired from the William Cannon Footpath across the mud flats, which the Munros played a major role in creating.
The Farm regularly hosts elementary education programs as well as numerous community organizations, including the Audubon Society and the Boy Scouts of America. It also serves as a valuable archaeological site for research teams from the Squaxin Island Tribe and South Puget Sound Community College