We have closed on 15.7 acres of undeveloped agricultural land right off Highway 19 in the middle of Chimacum, literally right around the corner from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand.
John Boulton looks out over the farm that has been in his family for 70 years, and knows it will continue to be a working farm for generations to come.
This winter, we had additional success for the future of wildlife along the Duckabush River with the protection of a 22-acre property, now officially known as Duckabush Wetlands Preserve.
Quilcene Bay on the Hood Canal is the scene of a resurgence of aquatic life thanks to a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to returning it to the thriving ecosystem it once was.
Dabob Bay is one of the least developed and biologically important saltmarsh estuaries remaining in Puget Sound, and a partnership that includes DNR, Northwest Watershed Institute, Jefferson Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, and willing local landowners, continues to make progress on shoreline conservation here.
Chimacum Creek has been restored as a healthy thriving habitat for salmon and other wildlife thanks to the long-term efforts of many dedicated individuals and groups.
The scenic and wooded corridor on Highway 20 as you approach Port Townsend is one step closer to permanent preservation thanks to a generous contribution to Jefferson Land Trust.
Local organic farmer Karyn Williams has just purchased her farmland four years after she began cultivating it, as the second step in an innovative financing arrangement she had with the Jefferson Land Trust. Four years ago Karyn took possession of 23 acres, named it Red Dog Farm, and began working it.
Quilcene Bay in the 1880s was an estuary rich in vegetation and wildlife. Mountain snowfields melted into streams and rivers that flowed through ancient forests to the bay and ocean.
Jefferson Land Trust is happy to announce that Executive Director Sarah Spaeth is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award.
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