Wildlife Corridor & Expansion


Wildlife Corridor & Expansion

The original 20-acre Wildlife Corridor was purchased by the Land Trust in 1995 to help connect the East portion of the Grand Forest with Meigs Park. In 2013, the Land Trust was able to purchase an additional 15 acres to the north of the original parcel adding even more protected space to the more than 580 contiguous acres in our island’s central core. Both acquisitions help the organization meet its goal of preserving the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island for the benefit of all. Future plans for the properties include a small network of trails.

Why this property?
The 20-acre Wildlife Corridor parcel is adjacent to the 15-acre Wildlife Corridor Expansion, which doubles the corridor’s width from 330 to 660 feet. This provides a significant buffer that we know will protect wildlife habitat. The corridor enhances the over 580 contiguous acres of mid-island open space, habitat, and recreational areas that will be protected forever. The Grand Forest’s Hilltop connection, coupled with the Wildlife Corridor and its Expansion, gives us the opportunity to explore the dream of a cross-Island trail with our partners and supporters. Envision walking shore to shore – from the Island’s western shore, through Battle Point Park to the West Grand Forest, across Hilltop to the East Grand Forest, and finally across the widened Wildlife Corridor to Meigs Park. From there, it is a relatively short distance to Bainbridge Island’s eastern shoreline. The Wildlife Corridor allows us to think about this idea while protecting wetlands, a pond, and forestland.

Acres Protected

20 + 15

Conservation Features
  • Forest
  • Wetlands
  • Foraging & Nesting habitat
Land Trust Preserves, Public, Public