Gudgell Conservation Easement, Orcas Island

The Gudgell family donated a conservation easement protecting 31 acres of the eastern flank of Turtleback Mountain. The easement extinguishes four potential house sites from the property, limiting development substantially. The property is steep-sloped, forested, and includes a prominent rock knob that is a beloved vista from many locations along Crow Valley Road and Horseshoe Highway.