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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!



Duckabush Oxbow Wetlands Preserve

Request For Proposals: Wetland Consultant

Jefferson Land Trust is currently seeking a wetland consultant or scientist to help us develop a Wetland Health Assessment that will provide information necessary to make decisions about how best to steward our protected wetlands. Regular monitoring of current conditions and habitat health is critical to our stewardship of the special places we protect. Over […]


Towering Douglas-firs in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor.

Project Update: Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

At our Conservation Breakfast earlier this year, we officially launched the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge: an ambitious plan to protect more than 160 priority acres in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor (QWC). Since then, we’ve been blown away by the outpouring of community support. Together, we’ve raised more than $1.5 million — 88% of our goal […]


Open Houses at Kawamoto Farm

This month, Jefferson Land Trust, Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, and other community partners hosted two “open houses” at Kawamoto Farm in Quilcene. The site visits were offered to the 65 parties who submitted letters of interest following a request for proposal (RFP) process that offered farmers a unique opportunity to apply to purchase the 148-acre historic […]


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