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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!




Compass Rose Farm. Photo by Chrissie White.

Thank You to Strong Farms, Strong Futures Donors!

Thanks to more than 130 generous community members, we raised over $32,000 in just two weeks in the Strong Farms, Strong Futures appeal. Half of that will support the Olympic Peninsula Farmer Fund and the other half will support long-term farmland protection. A BIG thank you to all who gave so generously! […]


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Nature in Your Neighborhood Program Underway – Join the Fun!

In the new Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods will become our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we’ll be diving into throughout May and June. Our weekly explorations will be guided by an experienced naturalist […]


Violet Green Swallow. Credit Kerry Tremain

A Busy Spring for Birds on the Olympic Peninsula and Beyond

Many birds are on the move during spring. Thousands arrive on our peninsula, often stopping here to rest and eat, or taking up residence for the summer. Others, who have wintered here, have left and are on their way to their own nesting grounds further afield. If you look for it, you can see some […]


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
Accreditation BIG
Quimper Geological Society