Third Lagoon Preserve, San Juan Island (Accessible to the public)


Adjacent to American Camp National Historic Park and the Cattle Point Natural Resources Conservation Area, these 20 acres include a rare saltwater lagoon of national, state, and local significance; a low vegetated berm; a sandy inter-tidal salt marsh; and a mature Douglas Fir upland forest. The lagoon and its surroundings provide habitat for numerous wildlife and marine organisms including nesting bald eagles and a great blue heron rookery. During winter, migrating waterfowl frequent the preserve. Acquired in partnership with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a legally-binding agreement between the Department of Natural Resources and the Land Bank ensures preservation in perpetuity of this important habitat.