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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
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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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News

Woodworkers Show Returns to Port Townsend — Featuring Wood from Valley View Forest

The popular Port Townsend Woodworkers Show will return for its first in-person show since 2019 on the first weekend in November at the American Legion Hall in Port Townsend. This year, many makers will be displaying pieces made from two trees, a Western Alder and a Western Big Leaf Maple, that were selected for this […]

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Hot off the Press: the 2021-22 Report to Our Community!

Each year, the Land Trust publishes its Report to Our Community to highlight and celebrate the collective impact made possible by your support. In this latest report, we cheer on almost 30 years of work in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, provide an update on the exciting Kawamoto Farm project, showcase the many ways our amazing […]

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Volunteers Highlight: Wildlife Camera Teams

Over the summer, an enthusiastic group of volunteers from our community helped the Land Trust with an important project: installing and monitoring wildlife cameras at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve, Valley View Forest, Chai-yahk-wh Preserve, the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, and Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve.  “Seeing which types of animals are using our preserves helps us […]

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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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Quimper Geological Society