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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


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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We’re Recruiting for Two Full-time AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew Members

Jefferson Land Trust is recruiting for two habitat enhancement AmeriCorps national service positions for full-time, 10-month engagements beginning in October 2023. The two habitat enhancement crew members will play an important role in the long-term conservation mission of Jefferson Land Trust by supporting the stewardship of lands in our care. The two crew members will […]


Get Ready for Jefferson County Farm Tour: September 16 and 17

Jefferson County Farm Tour will return the weekend of September 16-17! Come celebrate local food, fiber, and farm-made products while exploring local farms and meeting the farmers who work hard to nourish our community. This year, fourteen local farms are participating (including a few of the 18 that you’ve helped protect forever with your support […]


Great News! We Reached Our Fundraising Goal for the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge!

We’re celebrating big news! Thanks to our amazing community and the support of public agencies, private foundations, and individual landowners, we’ve met the fundraising goal we set with the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge to raise $3.14 million to protect up to 167 more acres of the corridor! This necklace of green provides essential wildlife habitat, […]


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