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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
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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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Photo of lush greenery in Quimper West Preserve.Photo by Wendy Feltham.

Generous Family Gift Supports Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

For nearly 30 years, Paul Becker and his family enjoyed walking the wilderness trails of Jefferson County. After Paul was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, their daily nature walks became a welcome balm. This past month, two years after his passing, Paul’s family decided to make a family gift to Jefferson Land Trust’s Quimper Wildlife […]

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Welcome Tali Hamilton and Lilly Schneider!

Please join us in welcoming not one, but two new staff members to brand-new positions at the Land Trust: Tali Hamilton, Stewardship Assistant, and Lilly Schneider, Communications Coordinator! As our half-time Stewardship Assistant, Tali will work with the Stewardship Team, Land Trust partners and landowners, and our incredible volunteers to monitor and support the management […]

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Land Trust Conservation Burial Program Receives Board Approval

We’re excited to report that our Board of Directors recently granted approval for the Land Trust to move forward in creating a conservation burial program. For a number of years, we’ve been investigating the potential for creating a conservation burial program here in Jefferson County. A working committee made up of board members, volunteers, and […]

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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

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Quimper Geological Society