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Jefferson Land Trust is an accredited, private, nonprofit, grassroots organization in Jefferson County, located on the stunning Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Save

Thanks to You, We'll Create a Preserve on Marrowstone Island!

Proposed Preserve Outline

Thanks to the generosity of our community, our funding goal was achieved as of October 4, 2018, more than a week before our deadline! Next steps: close on the property and begin creating the preserve.

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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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Our Top 3 Reasons to Visit the Duckabush Oxbow & Wetlands Preserve

In the Duckabush River Valley, more than 3,250 acres of permanently protected land create a corridor of wildlife habitat. This greenbelt corridor hosts a wide variety of species – fish, insects, amphibians, mammals and birds – that have relied on this land for thousands of years. In addition to providing important spawning and rearing habitat for […]

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Proposed Preserve Outline

Help Us Create a Community Preserve on Marrowstone Island!

Thanks to Community Support, We’re Closing in on Our Fundraising Goal! With less than six weeks left in our fundraising campaign, we’re excited to report that we’ve secured more than 85 percent of the funding necessary to purchase a rare, large undeveloped property on Marrowstone Island. If we’re successful, the proposed 51-acre preserve (located next […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scotty Scott

Scotty Scott’s lifelong passion for nature fueled a 40-year career as a science teacher. Now she’s inspiring hundreds of students by volunteering with Jefferson Land Trust’s local school partnerships. “We need to think as brothers and sisters to all life and honor what nature gives us.” Scotty helps with everything from designing lesson plans to […]

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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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JLT Geology Group