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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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Project Update: Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

Since 1992, Jefferson Land Trust has been working with partners and the community to protect one small parcel after another to build a ribbon of green that preserves the wetlands, wildlife, and popular trails of the Quimper Peninsula. In early 2021, we launched the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge: an ambitious plan to protect up to […]

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Algae-covered pond in marshy forest.

Wetland Ecological Health Assessment: An Exciting Opportunity for Volunteers

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking volunteers for a hands-on, boots-on, first-time-ever opportunity. We need a number of people willing to take an active role in our upcoming wetland ecological health assessment. Through data collection on the land, the assessment will measure wetland health at Chai-yakh-wh Preserve, Duckabush Oxbow and Wetlands Preserve, Snow Creek Forest Preserve, […]

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Field Report: Jefferson Land Trust’s 2022 Youth Corps

During the week of April 4-8, Jefferson Land Trust’s 2022 Youth Corps interns spent their spring breaks undertaking a variety of key restoration projects across several of our nature preserves. Six high school students from Jefferson and Kitsap counties joined Land Trust Preserve Manager Carrie Clendaniel and Office and Preserve Assistant Cristina Villalobos, as well […]

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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