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2022 Port Townsend Woodworkers Show to Highlight Local Wood from Valley View Forest

Last year, as part of a selective timber harvest at Valley View Forest, Jefferson Land Trust offered a harvested tree, free of charge, to 16 local nonprofit, education, community, and Tribal partners to use in support of their missions. One of these partners was the SplinterGroup, who have been putting on the popular Port Townsend […]

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Congratulations to Robin Fitch on Seven Years of Board Service and a New Role at the Land Trust Accreditation Commission!

After seven years of dedicated and inspired service, our friend and colleague Robin Fitch has stepped down from the Jefferson Land Trust’s Board in order to train as a commissioner at the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (LTAC), an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance that is charged with ensuring that accredited land trusts are […]

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Jefferson Land Trust’s Sarah Spaeth to Teach Animal Tracking Class

In May 2022, Sarah Spaeth, Jefferson Land Trust’s Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, will be teaching an “Intro to Animal Tracking” class through CedarRoot Folk School. This two-day, in-the-field workshop is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of and connection to our local lands and wildlife. This class will cover the fundamentals of […]

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Conservation Breakfast 2022 Offers Rich Food for Thought!

Earlier this month at our 2022 Virtual Conservation Breakfast, more than 300 community members joined us virtually for Listening to the Land: Understanding the Indigenous Landscape of Jefferson County. Guided by moderator David Brownell, Executive Director of the North Olympic History Center and a Land Trust Board member, special guest panelists discussed the past, present, […]

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Housing Solutions Network and the Share Our Spaces Campaign

According to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, Jefferson County is one of the most expensive counties in Washington state. Rental vacancy rates in Jefferson County hover between zero and one percent, so even those with stable incomes can’t find available housing. Given this, it’s not surprising that housing is both an acute local […]

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Arlandia: 28 Acres of Mature Forest Protected

The Land Trust is pleased to announce that a recently completed conservation easement will forever protect Arlandia, a beautiful 28-acre forested property in the Tarboo Valley northeast of Quilcene. Arlandia contains a tributary to Tarboo Creek, and its mature native forest is abundant with healthy cedar, maple, alder, Douglas fir, and hemlock trees. Property owners […]

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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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