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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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Blaise and Lula in staff holiday Zoom celebration

The Land Trust Team’s Holiday Celebration Must-Have List

Happy Holidays from the Land Trust Team! We surveyed Land Trust staff members at our recent Zoom Holiday Celebration for their must-have dishes on or around the holidays. Their answers ran the gamut, including chile, a cheese platter, chutney, carrots, and Christmas cake. And those are just the ones that start with the letter “C”… […]

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Cattle at Ruby Ranch

Ruby Ranch in Chimacum is Now Protected Forever!

We’re celebrating the permanent protection of another family farm in Chimacum with the purchase of a conservation easement on Ruby Ranch. This 65-acre property owned by Joe and Val Goularte is located in the fertile bottomlands of Beaver Valley. The Goulartes currently raise a herd of grass-fed beef cattle and are eager to begin diversifying […]

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Join Us for the Shaping a Legacy Educational Seminar!

Have you been meaning to review (or begin) your estate plans? If so, please join us for Shaping a Legacy, an online educational seminar with attorney Alexandra (Xan) Gerson. The seminar will be on Zoom on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from noon – 1:00 pm. Xan Gerson is an estate planning attorney with Metis Estate Planning, who has additional expertise in philanthropic advising […]

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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