False Bay Creek Preserve, San Juan Island

False bay creek

False Bay Creek is the largest watercourse on San Juan Island, and one with high potential to support native fish such as cutthroat trout or salmon. The agricultural use that adjoins the creek is another important aspect of this land. The Land Bank purchased these 39 acres of pasture along False Bay Creek at the intersection of Bailer Hill Road and False Bay Drive in 2008. A pre-existing conservation easement held by the San Juan Preservation Trust doubly serves to protect the land’s agricultural, open space, and habitat values by prohibiting structures.