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Quilcene School District Partners with Washington Native Plant Society and Jefferson Land Trust in Hands-On Ecosystem Project

On a dewy morning at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve last week, 17 eighth-grade students from Quilcene School District (QSD) were knee-deep in a swath of thick reed canarygrass — a noxious weed. By day’s end, when the sun was high in the sky, they’d journeyed far up the hillside into a healthy forest, where […]

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Field Trip: Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and MiddleField Farm

Land Trust staff, board members, and partners took a field trip to Bainbridge Island this month to tour the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and visit an organic farm owned by the Nakatas, a Japanese American family with deep farming roots on the island. The trip was planned to coincide with and inform the Land Trust’s […]

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Mount Saint Helens Quimper Geological Society Trip

The Quimper Geological Society — A Decade of Exploration and Learning

If you’re interested in learning more about the geological and earth science history of our area and the Pacific Northwest in general, you may want to think about joining the Quimper Geological Society. It’s free, and it’s fun. The origin of the society began in 2006 with the late Gerry Thorsen and his wife. For […]

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A smiling man in white collared shirt stands before a field of tall flowers.

Board Member Spotlight: Lucas Hart

Lucas Hart is coming up on three years of service on the board of Jefferson Land Trust, but his interest in the Land Trust began many years before that — when he first moved to Jefferson County, in 2009. “I’ve always been interested in organizations that work on land conservation,” he says, “but I thought […]

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Journey through Valley View Forest’s 2021 Pilot Harvest

Join us for a photographic journey through Valley View Forest’s recent selective harvest. Volunteers, foresters, community stakeholders and partners all collaborated to make our pilot harvest a success. With this pilot selective harvest, we were excited to see how our vision of a working community forest on Valley View and eventually Chimacum Ridge may come […]

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Three teenage girls in raincoats and face masks at work in a gaden.

Students For Sustainability: 10 Years of Action Against Climate Change

In 2011, a sophomore science class at Port Townsend High School (PTHS) piloted a climate change curriculum which, rather than prescribing solutions, challenged students to come up with creative approaches to fighting climate change themselves. When the unit ended, some of the class began meeting once a week during lunch to continue to learn, strategize, […]

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Icon of a barn with a piece of wheat.

Get Ready for Farm Tour 2021!

In partnership with our community, Jefferson Land Trust has helped protect more than 17,400 acres of our area’s most important places — including 17 local farms. During Jefferson County Farm Tour on the weekend of September 18-19, you can visit four local farms permanently protected by Jefferson Land Trust — Compass Rose Farms, Finnriver Farm […]

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Check out the Land Trust’s Midori Farm film at the Rose Foundation Film Fest!

  The Land Trust’s short film about Hanako Myers and Marko Colby’s Midori Farm in Quilcene (permanently protected in 2017) will be included in the Rose Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Film Fest! From September 1-21, you can watch “Midori Farm” on demand, along with a great selection of independent films. Just one ticket to the Film Fest […]

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Farm spread before mountains.

Farm Preservation News: Kawamoto Farm Protection Has Begun

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to announce that protection is underway for Kawamoto Farm, a historic dairy north of Quilcene owned and farmed by the Japanese American Kawamoto family for the last 100 years. Private donations and recently secured Navy REPI (Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration) funding — like that used to protect Ruby Ranch, […]

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Photo of Bald Eagle and two eaglets in nest by John Gussman.

Local Photographer Shares Stunning Photos of Young Bald Eagles

In addition to working with us on a variety of videos, John Gussman of DoubleClick Productions often generously shares his photos, like the one above that features a fledgling Bald Eagle and a fledgling hummingbird. John said that according to some people who regularly monitor the nest location, both birds had […]

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