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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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Journey through Valley View Forest’s 2021 Pilot Harvest

Join us for a photographic journey through Valley View Forest’s recent selective harvest. Volunteers, foresters, community stakeholders and partners all collaborated to make our pilot harvest a success. With this pilot selective harvest, we were excited to see how our vision of a working community forest on Valley View and eventually Chimacum Ridge may come […]

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Students For Sustainability: 10 Years of Action Against Climate Change

In 2011, a sophomore science class at Port Townsend High School (PTHS) piloted a climate change curriculum which, rather than prescribing solutions, challenged students to come up with creative approaches to fighting climate change themselves. When the unit ended, some of the class began meeting once a week during lunch to continue to learn, strategize, […]

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Get Ready for Farm Tour 2021!

In partnership with our community, Jefferson Land Trust has helped protect more than 17,400 acres of our area’s most important places — including 17 local farms. During Jefferson County Farm Tour on the weekend of September 18-19, you can visit four local farms permanently protected by Jefferson Land Trust — Compass Rose Farms, Finnriver Farm […]

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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