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Conservation Breakfast 2023 Gathers 200+ Community Members for a Morning of Inspiration

“It is our love for the world, our joy in it, its glory that is the foundation of our obligation to its continuing. The same impulse that says, this is wonderful, is the impulse that says, this must continue.” – Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, March 16, 2023 On the morning of Thursday, March 16, more […]

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Thank You, Nan Evans, for Eight Years of Service on the Land Trust Board

Please join us in thanking our dear friend and colleague, Nan Evans, as she steps down from the Jefferson Land Trust Board after eight years of volunteer service — the maximum term limit for Jefferson Land Trust Board members. “It was a labor of love and passion,” Nan says of her time on the Board. […]

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Jefferson Land Trust Spring Break Youth Corps: Applications due March 27, 2023

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to bring back our Spring Break Youth Corps internship program in 2023. Spring Break Youth Corps is a one-week, $300 paid internship position for seven high school students aged 16 and up. With Jefferson Land Trust staff and volunteers, students will learn about and undertake a variety of habitat enhancement […]

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Sarah and Owen Fairbank: The Heart and Soul of Jefferson Land Trust

Jefferson Land Trust has relied on the generosity, support, and skills of hundreds of dedicated volunteers since our beginnings as a grassroots, community-powered organization more than three decades ago. This Valentine’s Day, as we celebrate the amazing contributions of all our volunteers, we’re honored to pay special tribute to two who have served the Land […]

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Call for Nominations: Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action

Do you know any 12- to 19-year-olds who impress you with their commitment to the environment and their leadership skills? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the newly created Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action. The $500 award, provided by an anonymous community member, will be given to a young person who […]

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Photo of Aloura Remy on a Whale Watching trip near Protection Island.

Changing the World with Art: Young Local Artist’s Commitment to Conservation Continues

In 2018, when Aloura Remy was 14 years old, she hit on a unique way to help protect the planet and make a difference in her community. By creating beautiful wildlife-inspired drawings, paintings, prints, and greeting cards, selling them to the community, and donating 50% of the proceeds to Jefferson Land Trust, she’s been able […]

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Photo of four people on the lawn at Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Board Member Spotlight: Board President Brian Rogers

Elected in December 2019, Brian Rogers is entering his third year as President of Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors. “I’ve always felt that wherever you live, you owe a sort of civic rent — how you give back to the community in return for what the community gives to you,” Brian says. “The Land […]

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

The Land Trust is 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 are committed to our mission, “Helping the community preserve open space, working lands, and habitat forever” and demonstrate a passion for protecting natural habitat, forests, farmland, and scenic open spaces. We embrace a people-first […]

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Olympic Wildland Burial Grounds Seeks Land for Natural Burial Options

Creating a conservation burial program that offers local natural burial options, while also supporting land conservation and restoration, is something the Land Trust has been focused on for a number of years. In 2021, after investigating such programs and gauging local interest, the Land Trust’s Board of Directors granted approval to move forward in creating […]

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Land Conservation Community Celebrates Passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act by U.S. Congress

In December 2022, following years of activism by the land trust movement and conservation allies on Capitol Hill and around the nation, the United States Congress passed the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act as part of its year-end spending bill. “It’s a really exciting moment,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. […]

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