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Jefferson Land Trust is an accredited, private, nonprofit, grassroots organization in Jefferson County, located on the stunning Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Save
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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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91 Key Acres Protected at the Headwaters of Discovery Creek in the Tarboo-Dabob Bay Area

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to celebrate the recent protection of a 91-acre property of forest, wetland, and streams at the headwaters of Discovery Creek with our longtime partners Northwest Watershed Institute (NWI) and the U.S. Navy. It’s the most recent accomplishment in two decades of conservation work by many organizations and partners in the […]

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New Elementary School Bird Education Program Takes Learning to New Heights

Over the 2021-22 school year, Jefferson Land Trust expanded our youth education programming with an exciting new year-long bird project with four third-grade classes and one multi-age OPEPO (OPtional Education PrOgram) class of third and fourth graders at Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend. Birds are not only interesting and iconic, they’re also great […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: Resources, Recordings Available on our Website

Nature in Your Neighborhood is an online program developed by Jefferson Land Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic to help people in Jefferson County and beyond learn about our local flora and fauna from local naturalists and biologists. Now, we’re pleased to announce the opening of Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: a section on our […]

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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