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Preserving open space, working lands and habitat forever.

Jefferson Land Trust is an accredited, private, non-profit, grassroots organization in Jefferson County, located on the stunning Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Save

“Caring for the Land” through grassroots work to preserve the land that sustains us.

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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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Navarra Carr

Extending a Warm Welcome to Navarra Carr

We’re thrilled to welcome Navarra Carr, who joins our team as Finance Assistant. Navarra is splitting her time in a joint position shared between Jefferson Land Trust and our sister organization in Clallam County, North Olympic Land Trust. While Navarra will serve as our Finance Assistant, she’ll act as the Administrative Assistant for North Olympic Land […]

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Kathleen Wacker

A Fond Farewell to Kathleen Wacker

It is with a great deal of gratitude and many good wishes that we say farewell to our Finance Assistant, Kathleen Wacker, who’s retiring after a great seven years with the Land Trust. In her role, Kathleen provided administrative support with a focus on maintaining the day-to-day financial processes. “Kathleen is incredibly organized; she could […]

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Farmland on Tarboo Creek

Preserving the Radka Farm: Another Puzzle Piece on Tarboo Creek Protected Forever!

It’s time to celebrate! Just a few weeks ago, Northwest Watershed Institute, Jefferson Land Trust, and other conservation partners joined together with the Radka family to permanently protect 33 acres of farmland, forest, and fish habitat on Tarboo Creek. A passionate, long standing connection to this land made the Radka family delightful partners to work […]

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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