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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Interim Watmough Preserve Addition Stewardship and Management Plan Now Open for Public Comment

Land Bank News Flash (1)

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 23, 2022 – San Juan County Conservation Land Bank is seeking public input on its Interim Stewardship and Management Plan (SMP) for the Watmough Addition on Lopez Island. 

 You can download a copy of the Watmough Addition Interim SMP from the Land Bank’s website by following this link: Watmough Addition Interim SMP PDF.

The Interim plan is intended to serve for the near term (1-3 years) until a long-range Stewardship and Management Plan is developed.  Please submit your comments by October 10, 2022. 

After the comment period closes, Land Bank staff and commissioners will review comments and consider revision to the draft plan. An overview of comments will be provided at the October 21, 2022, commission meeting. A final revised plan will be considered for approval by the Land Bank Commission later this year.  

 How to Submit Comments: 

Email Tanja Williamson at or Mail: 350 Court Street, No. 6, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Note: If you would like a printed copy of the SMP mailed to you, please contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or

 About the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank

The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank is a local land conservation program, created by voters in 1990, and funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property in San Juan County. Through conservation easements or outright purchases, the Land Bank protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands.


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