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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.

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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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Snow Creek Forest Preserve

Introducing Snow Creek Forest Preserve!

Given that the Land Trust has helped to protect more than 17,000 acres in Jefferson County, protecting 10 acres may not sound all that exciting. However, when it’s the right 10 acres, it’s thrilling for us […]

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TogetherFest Tickets Still Available for Virtual Gala!

Get your tickets today for TogetherFest, a virtual gala supporting and celebrating the power of community conservation and our shared resilience. Join us on July 23 from 5:30-7 pm at this fun, festive fundraiser!

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Standing Together: an Equitable Future for All

We are living in turbulent and difficult times. The nationwide protests we’re seeing in response to the killing of George Floyd represent positive demands for an equitable future for all — free from racism, oppression, and violence. […]

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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