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Reserve Your Spot Today for 2022 Virtual Conservation Breakfast

On Thursday, March 17, from 9-10:30 am, we welcome you to join us for Listening to the Land: Understanding the Indigenous Landscape of Jefferson County. There is no cost to attend this popular annual Land Trust event, which will be presented virtually on Zoom, so reserve your spot today! The S’Klallam, Makah, Hoh, Quileute, Quinault, […]

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Thank You, 2021 Volunteers!

We’d like to say a big, heartfelt thank you to all the incredible volunteers who helped make 2021 an amazing year at Jefferson Land Trust! Last year, 152 individual volunteers generously gave more than 3,600 hours of their time to the Land Trust. Wow! It feels so good to be part of a community that […]

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Pileated Woodpecker on cedar tree. Photo by Wendy Feltham.

“Taking Wing” Program Lifts Off

A recent study showed that nearly every bird species living in Washington’s forests and coastal areas is in decline, with particularly troubling declines in forest birds. Forest bird populations rely on a variety of coarse woody debris for shelter and sustenance including downed logs, standing dead trees, known as “snags,” and the large and/or old […]

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Photo of Josh Mahan as he hikes the Mount Walker Trail. Photo from Greg Brotherton.

Hiking with a Local Videos Showcase Three Great South County Trails

In addition to being a County Commissioner for District 3 in Jefferson County and on the board of the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, Greg Brotherton is a storyteller. He’s written fiction, screenplays, and many silly songs that he claims to play badly on a host of different instruments. And at one point, he […]

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Ringing In the New Year with Three New Staff Members: Ric, Eloise, and Cristina!

In this new year, please join us in welcoming three new full-time staff members to Jefferson Land Trust: Ric Brewer, Community Relations and Events Manager; Eloise Steere, Development Assistant; and Cristina Villalobos, Office and Preserve Assistant. Ric Brewer grew up in Jefferson County and has worked at several iconic Pacific Northwest institutions including Seattle Symphony, […]

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Celebrating Chuck Sams as New National Park Service Director

The Land Trust team joins conservation organizations and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation in celebrating the leadership of Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III as Director of the National Park Service (NPS). Chuck, who was ceremonially sworn in by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in mid-December, is the first Tribal citizen to lead the agency, […]

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Photo of a Rhododendron Macrophyllum in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor by Wendy Feltham

We’re Hiring a Stewardship Assistant

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an organized, collaborative, detail-oriented professional as our Stewardship Assistant. At Jefferson Land Trust our team members adhere to our mission and are committed to conservation, demonstrating a passion for protecting natural habitat, farmland, forests, and scenic open spaces. We embrace a people-first approach and appreciate and encourage the talents and […]

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Violet Green Swallow. Credit Kerry Tremain

Jefferson and North Olympic Land Trusts Seek Climate Resilience Project Management Contractor

Request for Proposals 2022 Climate Resiliency Project Manager North Olympic and Jefferson Land Trusts are seeking the engagement of consulting services to guide our organizations as we determine metrics and strategize our collective efforts toward increasing Climate Resiliency on the North Olympic Peninsula. Background: In 2020, the two land trusts of the northern Olympic Peninsula […]

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Conservation Success: Beautiful New Forest Property Acquired

Please join us in celebrating the Land Trust’s most recent acquisition: a 75-acre forested property near Thorndyke Bay south of the Hood Canal Bridge. Directly adjacent to land protected by the Department of Natural Resources and the Navy, the property contains mature forest, wetlands, freshwater streams, and pristine wildlife habitat.  In the summer of 2020, […]

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Thank You, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer!

The Land Trust thanks U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer for cosponsoring the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, which is designed to halt the abuse of conservation donations. “The land trust movement as a whole has been pushing for the changes outlined in this bipartisan legislation for a long time,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of […]

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