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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.



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!




Milling Lumber

Partnering for the Future with Wayland Constructive

Cody Wayland likes working with wood that has a story to tell. That’s why he, as the owner of Wayland Constructive, a creative full-circle woodworking shop with its own sawmill, is excited about Jefferson Land Trust’s vision to purchase the forested ridge above Chimacum in 2023 and transform it into a community forest that works […]


Forest at Trillium Woods Farm

Now Searching for a Contract Writer!

We’re currently seeking an experienced and effective writer to generate persuasive grants and reports, and to create original content for fundraising materials and local publications. This is an independent contractor position, 15-20 hours/month. The contract writer supports the communications and fundraising teams by generating persuasive written content for grants, grant reports, print collateral, newspaper columns, […]


White-crowned Sparrow by Joe Baier

Now Hiring an Office Assistant!

We’re currently seeking candidates for a part-time position (10 hours per week) that will provide office and administrative support for Jefferson Land Trust. The Office Assistant answers inquiries by phone and in person, distributes mail, handles event RSVPs, and offers general support to our friendly office in uptown Port Townsend. The person in this position […]


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
Quimper Geological Society