During the 2022 Conservation Breakfast event, David Brownell shared a presentation giving a general framework and covering 30,000 to 40,000 years of local history in 20 minutes before moderating an interesting panel discussion.
Earlier this month at our 2022 Virtual Conservation Breakfast, more than 300 community members joined us virtually for Listening to the Land: Understanding the Indigenous Landscape of Jefferson County. Guided by moderator David Brownell, Executive Director of the North Olympic History Center and a Land Trust Board member, special guest panelists discussed the past, present, and future of land conservation and protection, focusing on traditional ecological knowledge and practice in east Jefferson County.
We also enjoyed a warm welcome and introduction from Vice Chair of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council Loni Greninger (included in the event video below) and heard from Executive Director Richard Tucker about the vital collaborations between the Land Trust and local Indigenous Tribes that support community powered conservation.
We were honored to learn from such knowledgeable and engaging panelists and thrilled to gather online with so many of our friends, neighbors, and supporters who share our passion for the land. Thanks to their generosity, we were also able to raise more than $28,000 for local land conservation!
Thank you to all who helped make Conservation Breakfast 2022 our biggest Breakfast yet and a huge success!
“My hat is off to you all! Today’s panelist discussion was one of the most honest and down-to-earth that I’ve seen at a virtual event (not an easy thing to do!), and the whole program flowed together so beautifully. I’ll be moving into the next part of my day incredibly inspired to be both a part of the Land Trust community and a resident on S’Klallam and Chimacum land and I hope you all are feeling the same!”