Sign up for our newsletter

I would like to...

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

Take part in this local community day of giving and support what matters most to you. You can make your gift anytime from today until midnight on May 8th.

fff_farms
fff_fish
fff_forest

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!

LEARN MORE

Events


News

Golden-crowned-Kinglet. Photo by Stephen Cunliffe.

We’re Hiring a Director of Philanthropy

Come live and work on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state! Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative fundraising professional as our new Director of Philanthropy. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2019, Jefferson Land Trust has a track record of high quality and innovative conservation work preserving habitat, working farms and forests in […]

MORE

S-Curve Preserve

Reflections of a Preserve Steward

When I heard the Land Trust Alliance’s Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson speak at our Conservation Breakfast last year, I was struck by the point she raised at the end of her presentation. She said that Land Trusts know how to deal with preserving land, but how to deal with neighbors when managing the land […]

MORE

Ivy removal

Readying the Preserve on Marrowstone Island for its Summer Opening

Thanks to funding from the Department of Defense and the generosity of our community, the Land Trust was able to purchase 51 acres on Marrowstone Island on October 31, 2018. Getting to Know and Caring for the Preserve Since then, we’ve been getting to know the property and our new neighbors, gathering community input and […]

MORE

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
JLT Geology Group