Siebert Creek Conservation Area
Siebert Creek Conservation Area is a 38.5 acre parcel along Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim. The property has been the focus of work for all-volunteer stewardship work crews for the last two years. Volunteers have constructed new trails, trailheads, and a picnic area. In addition, they have removed acres of scotch broom and planted over 600 native trees and shrubs. Further restoration work and facility maintenance will be continued by the volunteers in the coming year. Partners who have helped to make this project happen include the Sequim Community Foundation, Sound Community Bank, Lazy J Tree Farm, Merrill & Ring, Lakeside Gravel, and Clallam Conservation District.
A Decade of Conservation
Siebert Creek watershed has been a focal point for community-based restoration and habitat protection over the last decade. Conservation work was started in 2002 by Pacific Woodrush, a local non-profit organization, with the purchase of Siebert Creek Conservation Area, and was continued by North Olympic Land Trust with the completion of conservation easements on 3 private properties and the addition of 4.5 acres to the Siebert Creek Conservation Area. Currently there are 118 acres of conservation land protecting the lower 2 miles of the creek. Land protection on Siebert Creek has been made possible by grant funding from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity, and from generous donations by the landowners and by North Olympic Land Trust members and supporters.
From downtown Port Angeles, drive east on Highway 101 for approximately 6 miles. Siebert Creek Road is the first left after Old Olympic Highway. The property is located at the end of Siebert Creek Road.
All photos are contributed by Lindsey Aspelund.