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We’re Celebrating: 107 Acres in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Transferred to the County and Protected Forever!

For nearly three decades, Jefferson Land Trust has worked with the community, Jefferson County, and the City of Port Townsend to protect the Quimper Wildlife Corridor piece by piece. Now, we’ve arrived at a milestone decades in the making: facilitating the purchase and permanent protection of 107 acres of forestland by Jefferson County through the […]

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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Lee Doughty

Port Townsend resident Walter Lee Doughty, known locally as “Lee,” passed away in 2022 at the age of 84. Lee was a lifelong supporter of environmental causes and a member of the Jefferson Land Trust community. As an Evergreen Steward for more than five years, he made a regular monthly gift to Jefferson Land Trust. […]

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Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning Consultant

Jefferson Land Trust, in Jefferson County, Washington, is requesting proposals for consulting and facilitation of a new strategic plan to guide the organization from 2025 to 2029, following our current capital campaign. We envision the strategic planning process as including three phases, but will consider alternatives based on the contractor’s experience: a retreat workshop with […]

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Conservation Breakfast 2024 Draws a Crowd for Fascinating Program about Cougars

Thank you to all who joined us on the morning of Thursday, March 14 for virtual Conservation Breakfast 2024! It was our biggest Breakfast yet, with more than 350 community members tuning in on Zoom for this year’s program, “The Olympic Cougar Project: Conservation in a Human-Dominated Landscape,” featuring keynote speakers biologist Dr. Mark Elbroch […]

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We’re Seeking Volunteers: Forest Health Assessments

Jefferson Land Trust is currently seeking volunteers to help conduct hands-on forest health assessments on several of our nature preserves. Volunteers will participate in an all day training (from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm) on Monday, April 8 with Jefferson Land Trust staff to go over the assessment protocol and navigation, and practice using diameter […]

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Jefferson Land Trust’s 2024 Virtual Conservation Breakfast to Feature the Olympic Cougar Project

Our 2024 virtual Conservation Breakfast is just around the corner! On Thursday, March 14, from 9:00 to 10:30 am, please join us for “The Olympic Cougar Project: Conservation in a Human-Dominated Landscape,” featuring renowned biologist Dr. Mark Elbroch and his team members Caitlin Kupar and Andy Stratton from Panthera, a nonprofit organization devoted to the […]

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Tracking the Cougar Connection

“What we can learn from cougars is that we can live together. We need to be respectful of the fact that they play a pivotal role in the landscape. Their health and wellbeing is tied to the health and wellbeing of the entire ecosystem.” – Sarah Spaeth The Land Trust is excited to welcome renowned […]

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Now Seeking Advisory Group Members for Chimacum Ridge Community Forest

Jefferson Land Trust is excited to announce a unique opportunity for community members to participate in the development of Chimacum Ridge Community Forest by serving as a member of one of three new community forest Advisory Groups. The community forest is governed by a seven-member community volunteer Board of Managers, and the day-to-day operations of […]

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Spring Break Youth Corps Paid Internship Returns April 1-5: Interested High School Students Apply Today!

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to bring back our annual Spring Break Youth Corps internship program from April 1-5, 2024. Spring Break Youth Corps is a one-week, $300 paid internship position for seven high school students aged 16 and up. With Jefferson Land Trust staff and volunteers, students will learn about and undertake a variety […]

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We’re Seeking Education Volunteers

Are you interested in inspiring future generations to be good caretakers of our lands? At Jefferson Land Trust, we’re committed to educating our local students about the natural world and about how to protect our forests and streams forever. You can help by joining us as an education volunteer! We’re currently seeking volunteers to help […]

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