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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
LandFest Promotion Image that says: a magical summer feast to benefit Jefferson Land Trust; Thursday, July 11, 6-9 pm, The Resort at Port Ludlow. Reserve your spot today


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!




LandFest 2024: Celebrating 35 Years of Community Powered Conservation

On Thursday, July 11, join us for an evening of inspiration as we celebrate 35 years of community-powered conservation during our annual LandFest fundraising gala! Tickets typically sell out ahead of the event, so we recommend that you reserve your tickets today at Longtime LandFest hosts Luke Burbank and Matt Smith will return by […]


Introducing the Winner of the 2024 Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action: Tallulah Sebastian!

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to introduce the winner of the 2024 Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action: Tallulah Sebastian, 16, of Port Townsend! “We were honored to award Tallulah with the Fairbank Award,” said Richard Tucker, Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. “She’s an inspiration and a wonderful example of how the youth in […]


Rare Hybrid Hummingbird Spotted in Port Townsend

Our friend Wendy Feltham is a Land Trust volunteer Preserve Steward, naturalist, and nature photographer who often generously shares her beautiful photos with the Land Trust. Earlier this month, she was observing hummingbirds at her home in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor when she made a discovery sure to thrill any birdwatcher. She writes, “Along with […]


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