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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
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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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Olympic Wildland Burial Grounds Seeks Land for Natural Burial Options

Creating a conservation burial program that offers local natural burial options, while also supporting land conservation and restoration, is something the Land Trust has been focused on for a number of years. In 2021, after investigating such programs and gauging local interest, the Land Trust’s Board of Directors granted approval to move forward in creating […]

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Land Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act by U.S. Congress

In December 2022, following years of activism by the land trust movement and conservation allies on Capitol Hill and around the nation, the United States Congress passed the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act as part of its year-end spending bill. “It’s a really exciting moment,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. […]

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Family Donates Extraordinary 32-acre Forested Shoreline Property to the Land Trust

Please join us in celebrating the recent protection of a beautiful 32-acre upland forest and shoreline property that was generously donated to the Land Trust by Carolyn and Clayton Wright after being in Carolyn’s family for more than a century. Located just north of Brinnon along the west side of Highway 101, with a sliver […]

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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
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Quimper Geological Society