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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

Thanks to You, We'll Create a Preserve on Marrowstone Island!

Proposed Preserve Outline

Thanks to the generosity of our community, our funding goal was achieved as of October 4, 2018, more than a week before our deadline! Next steps: begin creating the preserve.

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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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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 […]

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Blaise Sullivan

Welcome Blaise Sullivan!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Blaise Sullivan, the newest member of the Land Trust team. She’s recently joined us as Conservation Assistant — a newly created position. In this role, Blaise will split her time assisting Sarah Spaeth with land protection projects and helping Erik Kingfisher and Carrie Clendaniel care for […]

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2018 Youth Corps members

Now Accepting Applications for Spring Break Youth Corps!

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking five high school students aged 16 and up for our 2019 Spring Break Youth Corps! This field-based internship program runs from April 1–5, 2019. Corps members gain valuable land management experience and are paid a $250 stipend for the full week.

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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

Natural History Society
Accreditation BIG
JLT Geology Group