Conservation Areas

Since 1990, North Olympic Land Trust has permanently protected over 3,900 acres. This has been accomplished primarily through 89 conservation easements with willing landowner partners.  In some instances, North Olympic Land Trust will purchase lands. Land Trust-owned properties that are open to the public are listed below.

Pysht River Conservation Area

74-acre property along the Pysht River in western Clallam County is open to the public for daytime, passive recreational activities such as bird watching, picnicking and fishing. Dogs allowed on leash.

Elk Creek Conservation Area

255-acre property, ideal for passive daytime recreation, such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding.  A former logging road now serves as a beautiful riverside trail, providing over 3 miles of pathways for visitors round trip. Dogs allowed on leash.

Lyre Conservation Area

280-acre property just east of the Lyre River on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Just 20 miles west of Port Angeles, it is an ideal spot for non-motorized daytime activities like bird and wildlife viewing, surfing, picnicking, fishing and beach walking. Dogs allowed on leash.

Siebert Creek Conservation Area

38.5-acres along Siebert Creek with connection to the Olympic Discovery Trail between Port Angeles and Sequim, ideal for daytime nature walks and picnicking. Dogs allowed on leash.