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Preserving open space, working lands and habitat forever.

Jefferson Land Trust is an accredited, private, nonprofit, grassroots organization in Jefferson County, located on the stunning Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Save

Celebrating 30 years of community conservation in Jefferson County.



From the shoreline to the timberlands, we are protecting some of Jefferson County’s most fertile farmland, richest spawning grounds and busiest wildlife corridors. Come with us on a journey up the watershed!




Kellie Henwood

Stepping Up for Local Farms and Food

Like countless others in our community, Kellie Henwood’s work has suddenly shifted in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition to being a member of Jefferson Land Trust’s board of directors and working as coordinator for Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, Kellie is the Regional Small Farms Coordinator for Washington State University (WSU) Extension in Clallam, […]


Land Trust Office Temporary Closure Notification

For our community’s health and in compliance with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home. Stay Healthy.” order, we have closed Jefferson Land Trust’s office to the public.


Local Students on Salmon Release Trip

Event Postponed: Conservation Breakfast 2020

Event Postponed: Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on when we will reschedule.


Gene Jones

“Tamanowas Rock-it’s the most sacred place… It’s the home of our ancestors. Our spirits are there.”

Gene Jones, Sr., Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Libby Atkins

“To think that a place as beautiful as this will be here, undisturbed, and get to grow into an old forest again…That’s a big, big, big idea.”

Libby Atkins, former Preserve Steward, for Illahee Preserve on Chimacum Creek
Crystie Kisler

“My husband’s family has been farming in Washington for five generations, and the working lands efforts of Jefferson Land Trust give us hope that our boys and other youth of this county will indeed have farmland to work if they so choose.”

Crystie Kisler, Finnriver Orchard
Dave Rugh

“The Olympic Peninsula is the crown jewel among America’s natural wonders and deserves careful attention to preserve what wildness is still here. Because Jefferson Land Trust is a leader in the conservation of a large part of the Olympic Peninsula, I have looked to the Land Trust for opportunities to help in the preservation of this wonderful environment.”

Jefferson Land Trust Affiliates

Natural History Society
Accreditation BIG
Quimper Geological Society