Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Expanding Jacobsen Preserve

September 27, 2018

A WWRP project receives additional funding through private donor.

Excerpt: Thanks to a generous donation from Land Trust members James and Judy Jensen, the Land Trust purchased property above Skyline Drive and next to the Land Trust’s Jacobson Preserve, expanding the preserve from 35 to 52 acres. This protects the northern flank of the City’s Saddle Rock Natural Area and provides a connection between Jacobson Preserve and Saddle Rock. The land was purchased from the estate of longtime Wenatchee residents Ferol and Fred Streib.

“We are so thankful for the generous donation from the Jensens and also to the Streib family for opting to sell the land for conservation rather than pursuing construction on these steep and fragile slopes. The Land Trust is so grateful for their contributions to the beauty and health of our valley,” said Curt Soper, CDLT Executive Director. “Setting aside areas in our foothills for people to explore nature close to home is a win for us all.”

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