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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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Orchard and Barn

“Concerts in the Barn” Property Protected Forever!

Tarboo Creek and Dabob Bay are one of the few intact lowland stream and estuary areas in Puget Sound. In fact, the bay is considered one of Washington’s highest functioning coastal spit and tidal wetland systems. Having a healthy stream and estuary is critical for supporting a rich diversity of fish and wildlife and protecting […]

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Tidelands to Timberline Natural History Course

“Tidelands to Timberline” Natural History Course

Join Jefferson Land Trust’s annual natural history course, Fridays from April 13 to June 1, to experience the amazing interconnections of diverse local ecosystems from the sea up to the mountains.

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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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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