Learn more about Garry oak restoration on Mt. Grant

Submitted by the San Juan Island Trails Committee.

Join San Juan stewardship staff for a guided tour highlighting upcoming eco-restoration of Garry oak associated habitat on the west side of Mount Grant Preserve.

The project is funded by a USDA Forest Service “Landscape Scale Restoration Grant” (LSR) which was secured by Washington Department of Natural Resources. Partners on the grant include San Juan Islands Conservation District, Washington State Parks, San Juan Preservation Trust, Samish Indian Nation, Western Washington University, and Rainshadow Consulting.

Restoration activities will include thinning encroaching young Douglas fir, protecting existing high-quality understory and old-growth trees, and propagation of wildflowers, grasses, and Garry oak with a focus on plants with cultural significance to Coast Salish peoples.

If you are interested in learning more about the “LSR” project, please RSVP to tanjaw@sjclandbank.org to reserve your spot. Space is limited.