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The Big and Small of Land Acquisition

As Conservation Project Manager, Brenna Thompson has helped oversee several of Great Peninsula Conservancy’s recent land transactions. In this month’s blog post, she identifies how GPC’s conservation team identifies projects to acquire, including working with partners on large-scale projects, prioritizing climate-resilient lands, and expanding existing preserves. She also addresses a common question we receive from…

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Protecting Climate-Resilient Lands Through a New Initiative

The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative is a partnership between community foundations in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, that the Land Trust Alliance launched with lead support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to conserve essential climate-resilient lands. Great Peninsula Conservancy received a technical assistance grant of $14,000 from the initiative to use the latest science…

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Washington Has Received Big Money From Federal Wetlands Grants Program

WASHINGTON PROJECTS WITH 2020 FUNDING For the full list of approved projects nationwide, download the coastal wetlands grants project summaries (PDF 540 kb). Misery Point, $1 million Located near Seabeck on Hood Canal, this 21-acre property with 3,500 feet of shoreline includes a 1,600-foot-long sand spit sheltering a three-acre lagoon. A “feeder bluff” on Misery Point…

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Behind the Scenes with Ali: Baseline Reports

In the weeks before the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, Great Peninsula Conservancy’s Stewardship Associate Ali Erskine completed a baseline report for The Trust for Public Land at the Dewatto Headwaters Forest on Hood Canal in Mason County. For four days she walked the boundary of this 2,154-acre property, always with a GPC colleague or…

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Appreciating Nature in the Time of COVID-19

Dear GPC members and supporters,   These are certainly difficult times we face as a community. And now, after more than two weeks under the stay-at-home order, the long-term ramifications brought on by COVID-19 are no doubt dawning on all of us. But while we are holed up in our homes trying to make the best of…

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A Note from the Director on COVID-19

Dear Friends, I’d like to take a moment to update you on Great Peninsula Conservancy’s plans to safely carry out our mission during these unprecedented times. As COVID-19 protocols are implemented across the state and nation, we are following best practices for the health and well-being of our community members, partners, and staff. As such, all upcoming events are postponed, including…

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2019 Conservation Projects

2019 was a huge year for Great Peninsula Conservancy. Two capital campaigns, multiple partners and grantors, massive community support, and a dedicated conservation team protected five projects covering 238 acres! Hahobas Shoreline Preserve The Hahobas Shoreline Preserve project was a fast and furious, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with the Trust for Public Land, DNR, Boy…

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Great Peninsula Conservancy and Hood Canal Coordinating Council partner to conserve and restore Big Beef tidelands

BREMERTON, WA (November 12, 2019) – A conservation partnership has protected 12 acres of tidelands and uplands on Hood Canal near Seabeck. Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC), the regional land trust operating in Kitsap, north Mason, and west Pierce counties, worked with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), which sponsors the Hood Canal In-Lieu Fee Mitigation…

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Fall Event Photos!

Orca Recovery Day On October 19 at sites across the Puget Sound area, communities came together for a volunteer day to work on projects that support our endangered resident orcas. At the Lay Wildrose Estuary in Gig Harbor, Great Peninsula Conservancy volunteers planted native nootka rose and salmonberry on the estuary shoreline. A very rainy…

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