Comment on Zylstra Lake management plan

  • Wed Aug 19th, 2020 1:30am
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Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank

San Juan County Land Bank is seeking public input on its updated Interim Stewardship and Management Plan (SMP) for the Zylstra Lake Preserve on San Juan Island. This updated interim plan details the Preserve’s abundant wildlife and habitat areas; provides a collaborative strategy for engaging with agricultural interests; and proposes opening approximately two miles of trail this winter, with an additional mile added in summer. The updated interim plan is designed to extend the interim period for two years.

You can download a copy of the Zylstra Lake Preserve SMP from the Land Bank’s website by following Comments can be emailed to or mailed to the office: SJCLB, 350 Court Street No. 6, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Please submit your comments by Aug. 21.

After the comment period closes, Land Bank staff and commissioners will review and address public comments to the draft interim plan and post a final version Sept. 7,

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

Summary of Timeline:

Review and address public comments: Sept. 1-6

Post a final version: Sept. 7

Attach the final version to an amended budget: Sept. 18 (Commission meeting)

Open the Preserve mid-late September (Public Lands Day is Sept. 26)