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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


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!




Sharing Earth’s Gifts: Local Tribes, Local Lands, and Natural Cultural Resources

During the Q&A session at last year’s Virtual Conservation Breakfast, Listening to the Land: Understanding the Indigenous Landscape of Jefferson County, Laura Price, Cultural Resources Director for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe noted that local property owners can play a valuable role in addressing the scarcity of natural cultural resources by sharing them with local […]


Jefferson Land Trust’s Sarah Spaeth and Blaise Sullivan Honored at Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards; Sarah Wins Citizen of the Year!

This month, the Chamber of Jefferson County honored two Jefferson Land Trust employees at the 2023 Community Leadership Awards: Blaise Sullivan was a finalist for Young Professional of the Year, and Sarah Spaeth won the Citizen of the Year Award! Sarah, our Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, was one of three finalists for the […]


Introducing the Winner of the 2023 Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action: Diego Murray!

This year, the Land Trust established the Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action in honor of longtime Land Trust volunteers Owen and Sarah Fairbank. The award and accompanying $500 prize, provided by an anonymous community member, is given to a young person (age 12-19) living in Jefferson County who has, in the last year, shown […]


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
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Quimper Geological Society