Land swap completed

OlympianJanuary 14, 2014 

Two land conservation groups and a timber company have completed a land swap that conserves 145 acres of critical fish habitat in the upper reaches of Goldsborough Creek in Mason County.

The land exchange involving the Capitol Land Trust, Fronterra and Green Diamond Resource Co. means that some three miles of creek shoreline has been preserved in perpetuity.

Goldsborough Creek is the only stream or river in South Puget Sound showing an increase in coho salmon populations in recent years. It also plays host to steelhead, chinook and chum salmon.


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