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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.

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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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White-crowned Sparrow by Joe Baier

We’re Hiring a Development and Administrative Assistant!

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative, detail-oriented professional as our Development and Administrative Assistant.

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Sarah Spaeth and Bear Marks on a Tree. Photo by Jessica Plumb.

Congratulations to Sarah Spaeth on Becoming a Certified Track and Sign Specialist!

Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships for the Land Trust has taken her love of wildlife tracking to the next level. In October, she became one of five women and less than 50 North Americans to be recognized as a certified Track and Sign Specialist. To do so, Sarah underwent a rigorous evaluation […]

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Ernie Leading Beach Tour

Ernest and Marilyn Karlstrom: A Legacy of Service, Generosity, and Passion for the Natural World

On a lovely Autumn morning in Port Townsend, Kris Karlstrom dropped by the uptown office of Jefferson Land Trust. His nonchalance concealed a serious purpose. “I had never met anyone from the Land Trust; they didn’t know me,” recalls Kris. “I had been researching all the great sites around here that the Land Trust protects. […]

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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