Compass Rose Farm. Photo by Chrissie White.

Thank You to Strong Farms, Strong Futures Donors!

Thanks to more than 130 generous community members, we raised over $32,000 in just two weeks in the Strong Farms, Strong Futures appeal. Half of that will support the Olympic Peninsula Farmer Fund and the other half will support long-term farmland protection. A BIG thank you to all who gave so generously! […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood Program Underway – Join the Fun!

In the new Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods will become our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we’ll be diving into throughout May and June. Our weekly explorations will be guided by an experienced naturalist […]

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Violet Green Swallow. Credit Kerry Tremain

A Busy Spring for Birds on the Olympic Peninsula and Beyond

Many birds are on the move during spring. Thousands arrive on our peninsula, often stopping here to rest and eat, or taking up residence for the summer. Others, who have wintered here, have left and are on their way to their own nesting grounds further afield. If you look for it, you can see some […]

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Kellie Henwood

Stepping Up for Local Farms and Food

Like countless others in our community, Kellie Henwood’s work has suddenly shifted in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition to being a member of Jefferson Land Trust’s board of directors and working as coordinator for Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, Kellie is the Regional Small Farms Coordinator for Washington State University (WSU) Extension in Clallam, […]

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Land Trust Office Temporary Closure Notification

For our community’s health and in compliance with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home. Stay Healthy.” order, we have closed Jefferson Land Trust’s office to the public.

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Milling Lumber

Partnering for the Future with Wayland Constructive

Cody Wayland likes working with wood that has a story to tell. That’s why he, as the owner of Wayland Constructive, a creative full-circle woodworking shop with its own sawmill, is excited about Jefferson Land Trust’s vision to purchase the forested ridge above Chimacum in 2023 and transform it into a community forest that works […]

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Planting Trees at Snow Creek

Getting By With Lots of Help From Our Friends!

Thank You Volunteers! We’re continually humbled and amazed by the generosity of our community. Thanks to so many of you for sharing so much of your time and energy helping us achieve our mission. Thank you for spending more than 4913 hours of your valuable time in 2019 helping us accomplish so much! We couldn’t […]

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View of Quilcene Bay

The Conservation Bell – a Joyful Sound

When we get official notice that a new property deed has been recorded at the county, Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, rings a special bell at Jefferson Land Trust’s office. This tradition, which started about 10 years ago, is our way of acknowledging and celebrating that another important place in Jefferson County […]

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Our Accreditation Renewal is Underway and You Can Help

National accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Jefferson Land Trust first earned accreditation in 2009. We renewed […]

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Karen and Michael McKee

Generous Legacy Gift Will Make a Lasting Impact on Our Landscape

When Executive Director Richard Tucker answered the call from Michael McKee, he was astonished by the news he received. Michael was in the process of settling the estate of his late wife, Karen Rachel McKee — a former board member and longtime supporter of the Land Trust — and the Land Trust would soon be […]

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