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

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!

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Land Trust Conservation Burial Program Receives Board Approval

We’re excited to report that our Board of Directors recently granted approval for the Land Trust to move forward in creating a conservation burial program. For a number of years, we’ve been investigating the potential for creating a conservation burial program here in Jefferson County. A working committee made up of board members, volunteers, and […]

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Aerial view of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor. Photo by John Gussman.

Conservation Breakfast Showcases Voices from the Community

Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge Video produced by John Gussman. Earlier this month, at Conservation Breakfast, we were thrilled to celebrate 25 years of protection of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor with more than 275 Zoom guests. Guided by Nan Evans of KPTZ’s Nature Now, special guest speakers explored the importance of the corridor for wildlife and […]

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Photo of Sarah Spaeth admiring bear marks on a tree at the Duckabush River. Photo by Jessica Plumb.

Sarah Spaeth Will Speak at the North American Wildlife Tracker Conference

Sarah Spaeth, the Land Trust’s director of conservation and strategic partnerships, will be leading a session at the North American Wildlife Tracker Conference  in late April. Sarah feels that her introduction to wildlife tracking in 2012 was extremely impactful. “My conservation work has been deeply enriched by studying wildlife tracking over the last nine years,” […]

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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

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Quimper Geological Society