When the many Weyerhaeuser tracts were sold in 2004, Swan Trust’s 1100-acre land purchase was surveyed, along with many other properties in the area that shared boundaries with Weyerhaeuser.
When all the surveys were complete, there appeared to be a piece of “no man’s land” – a 140-foot wide strip, 3900 feet long – 10.4 acres in all.
There are some very big trees, inaccessible timber that presumably missed the logger’s saw perhaps more than a century ago.
David made a claim down at the Lewis County courthouse for the property. After establishing ownership, he deeded this forest over to Swan Trust.
The new section shares a boundary with Big Swan Headwaters Preserve and extends across several beautiful ridges and hollows in the watershed. Thank you so much David and Janice for your generosity!