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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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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!




Egg And I Angus: 115-Acre Historic Family Farm Protected Forever!

We’re thrilled to announce that Egg And I Angus, one of the largest family farms remaining in the Chimacum Creek watershed, is now protected forever! Located four miles south of Chimacum in Center Valley, Egg And I Angus is a 115-acre historic cattle farm run by daughter-and-mother team Julia Nottingham and Laurie Hannan. The farmland […]


A Warm Welcome to our Newest Board Member: Jennifer Harrison

We’re excited to introduce Jennifer “Jen” Harrison, the newest addition to Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors. With a deep passion for environmental preservation and a diverse background that spans technology and sustainability, Jen brings extensive experience and expertise to the board. Her dedication to nonprofit and civic work demonstrates her commitment to protecting our […]


Chimacum Ridge

Three Community Members Sought to Serve on the New Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers

Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors is seeking three community members to serve on the new seven-member, volunteer Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers. If you’re a resident of East Jefferson County with enthusiasm for the Land Trust’s mission, a deep knowledge of the local community, and a strong interest in community forests, we […]


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