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Ringing In the New Year with Three New Staff Members: Ric, Eloise, and Cristina!

In this new year, please join us in welcoming three new full-time staff members to Jefferson Land Trust: Ric Brewer, Community Relations and Events Manager; Eloise Steere, Development Assistant; and Cristina Villalobos, Office and Preserve Assistant. Ric Brewer grew up in Jefferson County and has worked at several iconic Pacific Northwest institutions including Seattle Symphony, […]

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Celebrating Chuck Sams as New National Park Service Director

The Land Trust team joins conservation organizations and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation in celebrating the leadership of Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III as Director of the National Park Service (NPS). Chuck, who was ceremonially sworn in by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in mid-December, is the first Tribal citizen to lead the agency, […]

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

We’re Hiring a Stewardship Assistant

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an organized, collaborative, detail-oriented professional as our Stewardship Assistant. At Jefferson Land Trust our team members adhere to our mission and are committed to conservation, demonstrating a passion for protecting natural habitat, farmland, forests, and scenic open spaces. We embrace a people-first approach and appreciate and encourage the talents and […]

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Jefferson and North Olympic Land Trusts Seek Climate Resilience Project Management Contractor

Request for Proposals 2022 Climate Resiliency Project Manager North Olympic and Jefferson Land Trusts are seeking the engagement of consulting services to guide our organizations as we determine metrics and strategize our collective efforts toward increasing Climate Resiliency on the North Olympic Peninsula. Background: In 2020, the two land trusts of the northern Olympic Peninsula […]

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Conservation Success: Beautiful New Forest Property Acquired

Please join us in celebrating the Land Trust’s most recent acquisition: a 75-acre forested property near Thorndyke Bay south of the Hood Canal Bridge. Directly adjacent to land protected by the Department of Natural Resources and the Navy, the property contains mature forest, wetlands, freshwater streams, and pristine wildlife habitat.  In the summer of 2020, […]

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Thank You, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer!

The Land Trust thanks U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer for cosponsoring the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, which is designed to halt the abuse of conservation donations. “The land trust movement as a whole has been pushing for the changes outlined in this bipartisan legislation for a long time,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of […]

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Mapping the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area: You’re Invited to Participate

Did you know that Jefferson County’s shoreline is now part of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (MW-NHA)? Established by a public lands bill passed by the United States Congress in 2019, the MW-NHA is the first and, so far, the only National Heritage Area focused on maritime heritage. The nonprofit Washington Trust for Historic […]

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2021 Gratitude Report: Thank You!

Thank you for supporting Jefferson Land Trust in 2021.   And what a year it’s been! With your help we’ve been actively pursuing and protecting land across East Jefferson County — from properties in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor in Port Townsend, to Kawamoto Farm in Quilcene, to key properties in Discovery Bay, to family farms […]

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Request For Proposals: Wetland Consultant

Jefferson Land Trust is currently seeking a wetland consultant or scientist to help us develop a Wetland Health Assessment that will provide information necessary to make decisions about how best to steward our protected wetlands. Regular monitoring of current conditions and habitat health is critical to our stewardship of the special places we protect. Over […]

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Towering Douglas-firs in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor.

Project Update: Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

At our Conservation Breakfast earlier this year, we officially launched the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge: an ambitious plan to protect more than 160 priority acres in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor (QWC). Since then, we’ve been blown away by the outpouring of community support. Together, we’ve raised more than $1.5 million — 88% of our goal […]

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