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Extraordinary Property Protected Forever: 155 Forested Acres with a Mile of Salmon Creek

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve recently completed the permanent protection of an extraordinary 155-acre property in the Snow and Salmon Creeks watershed. Here, a full mile of Salmon Creek and six tributaries stream down steep forested slopes that lead eventually into Discovery Bay and into the Strait of Juan De Fuca on the north […]

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Olympic Wildland Burial Grounds Seeks Land for Natural Burial Options

Creating a conservation burial program that offers local natural burial options, while also supporting land conservation and restoration, is something the Land Trust has been focused on for a number of years. In 2021, after investigating such programs and gauging local interest, the Land Trust’s Board of Directors granted approval to move forward in creating […]

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Land Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act by U.S. Congress

In December 2022, following years of activism by the land trust movement and conservation allies on Capitol Hill and around the nation, the United States Congress passed the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act as part of its year-end spending bill. “It’s a really exciting moment,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. […]

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Grant Funding Secured for Two Historic Farms: Hannan and Natembea Northwest!

We’re doubly delighted to announce that the Land Trust recently secured grant funding for conservation easements on Natembea Farm and Hannan Farm, which together total over 200 acres of prime farmland in Jefferson County. Every other year, the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) accepts applications for farmland preservation grants. This grant program provides […]

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Conservation, Celebration… and Chocolate!

Recently, in the courtyard outside the Jefferson Land Trust office, our staff could be found hard at work, pens in hand, brows furrowed. This was serious business: chocolate selection for FutureFest, our online gala, coming up on July 8. This is not just any chocolate, but some of the world’s very best, sourced from all […]

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Learning on the Land: Adventures in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor

This past winter, as the pandemic restricted travel and kept kids home from school, many in our community sought refuge and connection in the natural spaces nearest to our own neighborhoods. If you went walking on the trail system (Cappy’s Trails) that winds through the Quimper Wildlife Corridor on a Monday in February, you might […]

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Happy Trails, Rebekah Korenowsky!

After more than three fantastic years with the Land Trust, our beloved Education and Engagement Manager Rebekah Korenowsky will be departing in early June to take on an exciting new role in online education and outreach with the Organic Seed Alliance, headquartered in Port Townsend. Please join us in congratulating her and wishing her the […]

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Land Trust Conservation Burial Program Receives Board Approval

We’re excited to report that our Board of Directors recently granted approval for the Land Trust to move forward in creating a conservation burial program. For a number of years, we’ve been investigating the potential for creating a conservation burial program here in Jefferson County. A working committee made up of board members, volunteers, and […]

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Conservation Breakfast Showcases Voices from the Community

Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge Video produced by John Gussman. Earlier this month, at Conservation Breakfast, we were thrilled to celebrate 25 years of protection of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor with more than 275 Zoom guests. Guided by Nan Evans of KPTZ’s Nature Now, special guest speakers explored the importance of the corridor for wildlife and […]

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We’re Sharing a few Conservation Breakfast-Inspired Recipes!

Looking for a fun recipe to enjoy during tomorrow’s Conservation Breakfast? For anyone wanting to get a little fancy with a beverage or a locally inspired scone for Conservation Breakfast, here are a few ideas… Corridor Coffee We’re encouraging any coffee lovers who want to get a bit fancy to brew up this herbaceous coffee […]

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