75 Acres Added to Lopez Hill!


The San Juan Preservation Trust, San Juan County Conservation Land Bank, and Lopez Community Land Trust have collaborated on a series of land transactions that expand the cherished nature preserve on Lopez Hill while also enhancing food security and affordable farming opportunities at the heart of Lopez Island.

The Land Bank is partnering with the San Juan Preservation Trust for a conservation easement (CE) over the new 75 acre Lopez Hill addition. They featured the project in their fall newsletter, and are fundraising to purchase the CE.

Please consider donating to help acquire the Conservation Easement. Donate by October 21st and your donation will be matched!

And here’s a link to the newsletter, with full info about the acquisition and donating: Fall 2022 – San Juan Preservation Trust Newsletter

Walking in the Lopez Hill Preserve Addition | Staff Archive

Hunting Information for Lopez Hill 2022

Hunting at Land Bank Preserves (Lopez Hill and Mount Grant) is limited to September 1st to
October 31st.

There is no hunting allowed at Lopez Hill before September 1st or after November 1st. WDFW
seasons may extend beyond these dates. Lopez Hill open dates for 2022:

Early Archery September 1-23
Early Muzzle Loader September 24-October 2
Modern Firearm October 15-31
Special permit; Second Deer anterless September 1-October 31

Lopez Hill Celebration June 21st

WOW! It has now been a year since San Juan County became the owner of Lopez Hill! We have a wonderful week of activities planned to celebrate this momentous event culminating in a Commemoration at the Lopez Hill Preserve parking area with special guests: Ann Palmer, Friends of Lopez Hill, Jamie Stephens, San Juan County Council, Hilary Franz, Commissioner Public Lands, Senator Liz Lovelett, and Lincoln Bormann, SJC Land Bank. This will be followed by a party at Vita’s. Please go to http://sjclandbank.org/events/ to see details of the events. Come join in the celebration!

Lopez Hill Celebration Flyer FINAL

May 30 potluck for Lopez steward Tim Clark

From the San Juan County Land Bank. Potluck for retiring Land Bank steward, Tim Clark. This Wednesday noon at Odlin Park!
It’s an Island Celebration May 30th!
As of June 1st, San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark will be turning in his keys to the county truck and {happily} returning to his little blue pick up. Tim’s entry into retirement will give him the opportunity to dedicate more time to personal projects, like finding creative solutions for what other people consider trash.
Tim has been instrumental in many Land Bank projects over the last decade including the acquisitions of a conservation easement on the old Kjargaard farm, the new preserve, temporarily-named Lopez Channel, as well as management of all the Lopez Preserves, including Lopez Hill (leased in 2009 and soon to be owned by the Land Bank outright!).
Tim’s quick wit and thoughtful nature will be greatly missed in staff meetings and beyond. Please join us in wishing Tim a fruitful retirement on May 30, at high noon, in Odlin Park, Lopez Island. In Lopezian tradition, it will be a potluck to outdo any potluck before it.

Hike Lopez Hill for National Trails Day

The Land Bank, along with Friends of Lopez Hill, will celebrate National Trails Day with a hike around Lopez Hill. Carpool with your enthusiasm, water and appropriate clothing to the Lopez Hill parking area for a good time with great people in a wonderful place. See you there! Please call Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or visit sjclandbank.org for more information.

Note: Parking is very limited at the trailhead. Please carpool!

When: June 2, 2018 at 1pm
Where: Lopez Hill trailhead, off of Lopez Sound Road: see map below.


San Juan County is now the owner of Lopez Hill! This incredible 400 acre property is now protected for generations to come!

In a process that took a long time and resulted in a 50-year lease in 2009, the San Juan County Land Bank negotiated with the WA State DNR to reach a deal. MANY THANKS to everyone involved in the Friends of Lopez Hill and the many volunteers who helped along the way. Many, many thanks also, to the County Council and the Land Bank, who continued to keep this project a priority.


We’ll be hosting a celebration sometime soon;  we will announce details as we finalize plans.