The Utopia Conservation Area protects over 87 acres of creeks, wetlands, and forested habitat within the Skagit River floodplain. It was acquired in 2012 and 2014 by the Trust, primarily to protect the salmon habitat found in Wiseman Creek (Black Slough) and the Skagit River which typically flows through and adjacent to the property. Elk and deer have been known to frequent the area.
This property was protected with the support of the Skagit Watershed Council, the WA State Salmon Recovery Funding Board, and a match from Seattle City Light. Utopia is also protected by a Wetland Reserve Program conservation easement held by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).
We will be spending the day removing blackberry at this event! Skagit Land Trust will provide tools and snacks. Please dress for the weather and bring lots of water!
Directions - From Mount Vernon, take Hwy 20 East. 5 or 6 miles past Sedro-Woolley, go right on Hoehn Rd. Hoehn ends in a T at Utopia Rd. The property entrance is a gravel driveway going down on the right; park along the road.