Ihiya is a 33 acre preserve on San Juan Island, in the heart of the Trout Lake Watershed.
We invite you to be part of an extraordinary opportunity for community land stewardship! Guided by principles of social permaculture and indigenous ways of knowing, we are at the forefront of a new approach to sustainability...and we're really exited to share it with you!
Ihiya Biological Reserve is a nonprofit entity incorporated in the state of Washington and On Sacred Ground served as its fiscal sponsor. It was formed for the purpose of protecting an essential wetland so that it can exist unimpaired for wildlife and for human appreciation, connection to nature, environmental education, and wild herbal medicine. The land is located on beautiful San Juan Island, WA and consists of 33 acres of vital riparian habitat that feeds our precious Salish Sea.
This project protects and strengthens self-reliance and interdependence at a time of great global uncertainty. Our combination of land stewardship, indigenous teachings, citizen science, and the teaching and creation of wild plant medicine is a completely unique endeavor...and we hope to be an inspiration for other communities! Your financial contributions will help with the purchase and ongoing stewardship of this land, lovingly referred to as "Ihiya", so that it thrives and is of benefit for generations to come.
The Ihiya Team