Rian Plastow

From Field Trip to Field Work

This summer, we were lucky to have intern Rian Plastow on the Land Trust team. We so appreciated her bright smile and the way she was always game to roll up her sleeves and and pitch in wherever needed, from leading volunteer work parties to helping with fundraising events. We were also thrilled to realize that we had met Rian before—as a student in one of the Land Trust’s first public school partnerships.

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The Land Steward internship position offers skills in land management, GIS mapping, and much more!

Military Veterans Field Internship Position Available

We have an opening for a Field Intern through the Veterans Conservation Corps. This 40-hour per week position provides a military veteran with an opportunity to gain skills in local ecology, natural resource management, volunteer leadership, field safety, record-keeping and more. Position is open until filled – Apply soon!

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A Growing Movement: Community Forests

Imagine local wood production as powerful for our community as the local food movement is. You’ve heard of “slow food.” Now there’s a buzz about “slow wood,” because forests are crucial to community wellness, economy, culture, and landscape. And we have new opportunities to manage them to provide maximum benefits for community health.

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Jennifer Calhoun, Finance Director

Welcome, Jennifer!

We’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer Calhoun, who joins the team as our new Finance Director. Jennifer is splitting her time in a joint position shared between Jefferson Land Trust and our sister organization in Clallam County, North Olympic Land Trust.

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Hanako Myers and Marko Colby have permanently protected Midori Farm in Quilcene.

Midori Farm: Protected Forever through Community Partnership

Farmers Marko Colby and Hanako Myers have permanently protected Midori Farm, their 29-acre Quilcene farm, with the help of donations from the community.

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Blue Heron students surveyed microinvertebrates in Snow Creek. Credit Caitlin Battersby

Snow Creek School Day

A few weeks ago we headed out to Snow Creek with Blue Heron students to apply math and science lessons in the field. Students tested water quality in the stream, surveyed for macroinvertebrates, and put their math skills to work in a forestry lesson.

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A Grant Street Elementary student wishes "happy travels" to the coho salmon fry he's about to release into Chimacum Creek. Photo credit Wendy Feltham.

Young Fry Salmon Release

We just had 150 first and second graders come out to Illahee Preserve to release the coho salmon fry they’ve been raising in their class.

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Youth Corps kids show off the flying squirrel nesting boxes they built. We'll monitor the boxes with wildlife cameras to see who takes up residence!

Youth Corps 2017

Five high school students spent their spring break working hard and learning about land stewardship in a stint as the Land Trust Youth Corps crew.

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Children at creek

Winter Work for Summer Chum on Chimacum Creek

Jefferson Land Trust has been awarded a grant from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to purchase land on Chimacum Creek’s north shore, near the estuary where Irondale Beach County Park is located.

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The Quimper Wildlife Corridor is a forested greenbelt which links a series of wetlands within Port Townsend.

Quimper Wildlife Corridor gains 2.5 acres

Thanks to amazing generosity from people in our community, two and a half more acres have been protected in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor. Just as the Wildlife Corridor has been a labor of love by many people since the project began in the 1990’s, the newly protected parcels were preserved through the big hearts and generous actions of people who care about this place.

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