Clear Creek Preserve


107 Acres, 2012

Access: Private property.  No public access.

Conservation Values: Forest productivity, plant and wildlife habitat and water resources.

Helen Crawford and Brent McDermott love their old growth trees so much they name them. An incense cedar named ‘Broccoli Top’ has towered above Clear Creek in the Grouse Ridge area for centuries. It will remain until nature asks it to fertilize the soil so more cedars, ponderosas, sugar pines and red firs can replace it.

Brent and Helen came to BYLT to preserve their land and enforce their forest stewardship ethic forever. They generously donated a Conservation Easement of high-elevation forest near Bowman Lake Road to be protected forever.