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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.

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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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View of Quilcene Bay

The Conservation Bell – a Joyful Sound

When we get official notice that a new property deed has been recorded at the county, Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, rings a special bell at Jefferson Land Trust’s office. This tradition, which started about 10 years ago, is our way of acknowledging and celebrating that another important place in Jefferson County […]

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Our Accreditation Renewal is Underway and You Can Help

National accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Jefferson Land Trust first earned accreditation in 2009. We renewed […]

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Karen and Michael McKee

Generous Legacy Gift Will Make a Lasting Impact on Our Landscape

When Executive Director Richard Tucker answered the call from Michael McKee, he was astonished by the news he received. Michael was in the process of settling the estate of his late wife, Karen Rachel McKee — a former board member and longtime supporter of the Land Trust — and the Land Trust would soon be […]

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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
Accreditation BIG
Quimper Geological Society