Local organic farmer Karyn Williams has just purchased her farmland four years after she began cultivating it, as the second step in an innovative financing arrangement she had with the Jefferson Land Trust. Four years ago Karyn took possession of 23 acres, named it Red Dog Farm, and began working it.
Quilcene Bay in the 1880s was an estuary rich in vegetation and wildlife. Mountain snowfields melted into streams and rivers that flowed through ancient forests to the bay and ocean.
Jefferson Land Trust is happy to announce that Executive Director Sarah Spaeth is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award.
Jefferson Land Trust celebrates a milestone achievement this month: After five years of work, the Land Trust’s Conservation Plan, a long-range, hundred-year vision of conservation in Jefferson County, is finally completed.
While political and business leaders discuss and negotiate a regulated market for buying and selling carbon credits and offsets, Jefferson Land Trust has put theory into practice by selling the carbon stored in a working forest to a local business in a voluntary business transaction.
Jefferson Land Trust has spearheaded a successful effort to apply for a $203,500 Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Farmland Preservation grant awarded to project lead Jefferson County. This grant will help buy a conservation easement on FinnRiver Farm in Chimacum. FinnRiver, a 33-acre organic farm, is regionally known for its berries and vegetables. Farm owners […]
As of May 26, 2009, a conservation easement held by Jefferson County and Jefferson Land Trust permanently protects Glendale Farm in Chimacum. At 180 acres Glendale Farm in Chimacum, in operation since 1857, is one of the largest single agricultural properties remaining in Jefferson County. The farm includes prime agricultural soils, over half a mile […]
Quimper Wildlife Corridor, a refuge for birds and animals where native plants thrive in a natural and protected setting. A quiet place where paths lead people through mature forests and along wetland streams in a natural world that seems distant from the small city surrounding it.
On a beautiful, sunny May Day, Land Trust members and county officials got to see first-hand the results of a collaboration between Jefferson County and Jefferson Land Trust in preserving 65 acres of floodplain and salmon habitat along a 1.5-mile stretch of the Dosewallips River.
About 75 members of Jefferson Land Trust, partner agencies and city, county and state elected officials met in an open field on Saturday, April 16, 2005 to celebrate the final acquisition and permanent protection of Sunfield Farm in Port Hadlock, Washington.
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