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Serendipity Farm

Serendipity Farm Funding Passed in Capital Budget

The long-awaited capital budget passed in January, and included crucial funding for a top-priority local farm project. And it’s one that brings a smile to our faces: We can now move forward on the work to protect Serendipity Farm in Quilcene

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Snow Creek Uncas Preserve

Snow Creek Uncas Preserve Grows

Snow Creek Uncas Preserve grew by almost three acres in the final days of 2017. Incremental successes like this have added up to over 350 acres protected in the area.

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Duckabush River

Report from the Field: Mission Creek Corrections Center Partnership

A big shout out to the Department of Corrections Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women work crew for their dedicated stewardship work on the Duckabush.

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Grant Street Elementary School first and second graders come to Chimacum Creek with us every year. They release the coho salmon fry they have been raising in school and have a blast learning and playing out on the land! Photo by Wendy Feltham.

2017 Accomplishments Report

Thanks to your support, it has been an incredible year for protecting local farms, forests and wildlife habitat. Jefferson Land Trust is a grass-roots group founded on the involvement of community members. Together, we accomplish more than we ever could as individuals. This work is done on your behalf, with your help, and it is only possible through the passion and generosity of our community of supporters.

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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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