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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

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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We’re hiring! Conservation Assistant Position Available

Join the Land Trust team! Jefferson Land Trust is now hiring for a Conservation Assistant. This position serves as support staff for our conservation projects and stewardship work. The Conservation Assistant performs field stewardship, grant writing and management, project data management, volunteer coordination, and public outreach and education activities.  This is an amazing opportunity to […]

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Wetland

Another Gem Added to the Quimper Wildlife Corridor

The Quimper Wildlife Corridor is a ribbon of green stretching across the tip of the Quimper Peninsula—from Fort Worden to Middlepoint. This 3.5 mile greenbelt connects a string of wetlands, forests and floodplains. The Corridor is important for managing stormwater and keeping our local water clean. It also creates an urban wildlife refuge that provides natural […]

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Hurricane Ridge hike

A Fun New Family of Business Partners

Throughout the year, our Save the Land business partners donate a portion of their profits to the Land Trust. In early March, at the age of 14, Aloura Remy became our youngest business partner. An artist with a love of wildlife, the local teen was inspired by her unofficial grandfather, Gabriel Ornelas, who passed away […]

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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