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

We’re Hiring a Development Assistant

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an organized, collaborative, detail-oriented professional as our Development 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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Spotted Towhee by Kerry Tremain.

We’re Hiring a Community Relations and Events Manager

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative, creative professional as our Community Relations and Events Manager. 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 […]

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Valley View Overlook Trail

We’re Seeking Requests for Proposal for a Valley View Forest Pavilion Engineered Design

The Land Trust is currently seeking proposals from qualified designers to create a pavilion design that will allow us to construct a pavilion shelter at Valley View Forest in an existing open level area a short walk from the parking lot using timber from the property. The ideal applicant will have experience designing structures using […]

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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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