Inland Northwest Land Trust focuses its conservation work on the Wild Lifelines -- the network of refuges and connecting corridors that nourish and sustain the wildlife of our region.
Turner Farm: Lakeshore, Meadow, and Working Forest
210 acres in Stevens County
Dedicated August 1993
The Turner Farm easement includes 80% of the shoreline of a small Stevens County lake, so it is significant in that it protects a large amount of lakeshore from encroaching development. This in turn preserves the lake's scenic value, and protects its ecological value as a place of great species and habitat diversity.
Lollie Turner relied on income from her pastures and forests to supplement her income, so she wrote an easement that foresaw ongoing forest and farm management, with oversight by INLT. The property's current owners continue to selectively log the land according to a customized forest management plan and under the supervision of the land trust and a professional forester.