The rest of Vashon-Maury is basically nature.
Some of that nature is living space -- homes, homesteads and small farms. We have two small subdivisions, no more. Early on, wise local leadership prevented the spread of subdivisions and their burden on the ecology by limiting purchasable lot size to five or ten acre plots. Even those plots are limited in the development that can be done there.
On Vashon-Maury our ecology is our priority.