Stand for the Land

In the face of growing development pressure, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust launched a two-year initiative to protect as many beloved Island places and as much critical habitat as possible. Stand for the Land—the largest and most ambitious campaign in Land Trust history—has already secured 43 acres thanks to the generosity of Islanders like you.

With your renewed support the Stand for the Land team hopes to safeguard at least two more large, biologically-diverse properties before year’s end. Please continue to stand with us as we enter the final phase of this exciting campaign.

Here’s a look at the Stand for the Land projects currently in progress. And remember—this represents just a portion of our overall campaign goal.

Jablonko Preserve

Working in partnership with a multi-generational family, the Land Trust has expanded one of the Island’s most important conservation zones by acquiring 14.17 acres of what was once part of the Peters Tree Farm, adjacent to the Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve.


Cougar Creek Preserve

This spectacular 15-acre parcel along the Cougar Creek drainage area above Eagle Harbor sits in close proximity to seven other protected Land Trust properties and contains some of the most magnificent western red cedar trees on the Island.


Miller-Kirkman Preserve

This 13-acre preserve includes rare and spectacular saltwater estuary habitat and undeveloped shoreline that hosts a range of important species, including coho salmon, cutthroat trout, kingfishers, herons, eagles, salamanders, and so much more!


Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Bainbridge community, we are now more than halfway to our Stand for the Land goal. Stay tuned for exciting updates as we hope to secure at least two new properties in 2019!


*Stand for the Land campaign funds will be utilized for costs associated with land acquisition, operating the Stand for the Land campaign, and stewardship of acquired properties.

We need your help. Please consider making a donation today.

Contributions will help us expand, protect and preserve ecologically sensitive habitat. For everyone. Forever.

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