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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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News

Farm spread before mountains.

Farm Preservation News: Kawamoto Farm Protection Has Begun

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to announce that protection is underway for Kawamoto Farm, a historic dairy north of Quilcene owned and farmed by the Japanese-American Kawamoto family for the last 100 years. Private donations and recently secured Navy REPI (Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration) funding — like that used to protect Ruby Ranch, Valley […]

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Photo of Bald Eagle and two eaglets in nest by John Gussman.

Local Photographer Shares Stunning Photos of Young Bald Eagles

In addition to working with us on a variety of videos, John Gussman of DoubleClick Productions often generously shares his photos, like the one above that features a fledgling Bald Eagle and a fledgling hummingbird. John said that according to some people who regularly monitor the nest location, both birds had […]

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Seven people smile for the camera in the woods.

Partner Spotlight: Kristin Manwaring Insurance

Where does Jefferson Land Trust end and our community begin? It’s impossible to say. A network of volunteers, donors, board members, and business partners sharing resources, knowledge, and a whole lot of heart allows us to keep working to preserve land in Jefferson County for the benefit of all who live here. Kristin Manwaring of […]

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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