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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Notice of Scheduled Prescribed Burn at Turtleback Mountain Preserve

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 14, 2022 – The Land Bank will begin burning small piles on Turtleback Mountain Preserve this week under a permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This work follows strict protocols designed to ensure safety and to minimize impacts on air quality. It is a necessary part of fuels management associated with ongoing forest stewardship by the Land Bank in partnership with the San Juan Islands Conservation District.

Pile burning will occur periodically under appropriate conditions during the winter and spring. For additional information, please click here or contact Preserve Steward Peter Guillozet at (360) 298-0052.

Media Contact: Tanja Williamson, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator,, 360-370-7655

About San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank

San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank, funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property at closing, acquires and protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands. The department offices are located at 328 Caines Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Land Bank, visit