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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!




Dreamfest 2018

ForeverFest Tickets Available Online!

Get your tickets today to join us on the lawn at Finnriver Farm & Cidery on Thursday, July 25th from 6-9 pm for a magical summer feast to benefit Jefferson Land Trust. Together we’ll savor an artful meal prepared by Chef Dan Ratigan of The Fireside Restaurant at the Inn at Port Ludlow. Click here […]


Anna's Hummingbird

We’re Hiring a Finance and Administrative Assistant!

We are currently seeking candidates for a position that will provide financial and administrative support for Jefferson Land Trust. 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 Jefferson County. The successful candidate will be a highly […]


Aerial View of Property

Preserve on Marrowstone Island Closer and Closer to Opening

The new preserve on Marrowstone Island is that much closer to being ready to open to the public in late June. The preserve has been named (Chai-yahk-wh Preserve), the signs have been designed and ordered, a trailhead kiosk is being built by a local eagle scout, and we’re getting bids from contractors to build the […]


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