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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.



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!




Quimper Wildlife Trail Photo

Reserve Your Spot Today for the 2021 (Virtual) Conservation Breakfast!

Sign up to join us online for Wildlife, Wetlands, and We the People: Protecting the Quimper Wildlife Corridor on March 18 from 9 – 10:30 am. Together we’ll explore the wild green corridor that stretches across Port Townsend from Fort Worden to Middlepoint, and its impact on wildlife and our community. We’ll celebrate 25 years of community dedication […]


Kristen Gerrish Photo

Welcome Kristen Gerrish!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kristen Gerrish, the newest member of the Land Trust team. As half-time Development and Administrative Assistant, Kristen will help build support for the Land Trust’s mission and help keep our organization running smoothly. Kristen is passionate about positively impacting her community and enriching the lives of […]


Big Leaf Maple on Chimacum Ridge by Robert Tognoli

Discovering the Economic Value of Conserved Lands on the North Olympic Peninsula

The North Olympic Peninsula is a vibrant place, with a rich history of cultural and traditional life, amazing wildlife corridors, world class recreation, locally owned family farms, and traditional forestry jobs that inject life into local towns. Conserving farms, forests, trails, and parks ensures these communities are healthy and flourishing. Recently, Jefferson Land Trust partnered […]


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