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Registration Lottery Now Open for Our Tidelands to Timberline Northwest Naturalist Course

Our Tidelands to Timberline Northwest Naturalist Course will return by popular demand beginning in April 2024. This eight-week, field-based course offers committed participants the chance to become intimately familiar with the natural history and ecosystems of the northeast Olympic Peninsula, absorb the knowledge and passion of some of the greatest naturalists in our area, and […]

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Fall Field Trips: Catching Up with the Land Trust’s Youth Education Programs

Over the past decade, Jefferson Land Trust’s youth educational programming has reached thousands of East Jefferson County students with field-based, localized learning experiences on our nature preserves. We provide field trips at no cost to schools, and strive to be responsive to the needs of individual schools, grades, and classrooms with a variety of offerings. […]

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Meet our New AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew!

We’re excited to introduce three AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew members who recently joined us at the Land Trust: Kelcie, Greg, and Jaise! Throughout their respective 10-month-long, full-time engagements, this AmeriCorps crew will play an important role in the long-term conservation mission of Jefferson Land Trust by supporting the stewardship of lands in our care and […]

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Holiday Office Closure: December 22 – 28

The Land Trust office will be closed from December 22 – 28. We’ll reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, December 29. To report an emergency during the closure, please call Kate Godman at 206.779.3024. You’re Invited to the Holiday Open House! Please join us at our Holiday Open House on Friday, December 29 from 10:00 […]

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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Board Member: Ben Wilson!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Jefferson Land Trust Board of Directors: Ben Wilson! Ben joins the Land Trust after a 35-year career in healthcare and technology, having started companies like BabyCenter, Consumer Health Interactive, and Together Senior Health and worked for multinational corporations including Intel and Citrix. He currently serves […]

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Plan to Make an IRA Charitable Contribution This Year

Help protect the landscapes you love while taking advantage of significant tax benefits! One way to support Jefferson Land Trust’s mission is through a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA. People who hold Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are required to take Required Minimum Distribution (RMDs) each year beginning at age 73 — even if they […]

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New Community Pavilion at Valley View Forest

As visitors to Valley View Forest make their way toward the natural studies area, they’ll now be met with an enchanting sight. There, in a clearing enclosed by alder, cedar, and sword ferns, they’ll find a stunning timber frame pavilion, built with the help of dedicated community volunteers using trees harvested from this forest. A […]

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The 2022-23 Report to Our Community Has Arrived!

The Land Trust’s 2022-23 Report to Our Community is here! Each year, we publish our report to illustrate and celebrate the collective impact made possible by your support. In this latest report, we explore the long-ranging impacts of our successful efforts to protect working agricultural lands in Jefferson County, highlight the achievements of our incredible […]

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Celebrating our Community Farms at the 21st Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour

Working with our community, Jefferson Land Trust has protected more than 1,500 acres of agricultural land in Jefferson County, including 20 local farms. Over the weekend of September 16-17, we had a great time celebrating our amazing farms and farmers at Jefferson County Farm Tour 2023! Twenty farms participated in this year’s tour, including four […]

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Land Trust Awarded Grant to Promote Soil Health on Protected Agricultural Lands

We’re excited to share that Jefferson Land Trust was recently awarded a Soil Health Stewards Program grant from the American Farmland Trust’s National Agricultural Land Network (NALN). The $10,000 grant and associated training will help our stewardship staff better evaluate the soil conditions on farmland the Land Trust has helped protect, and better support the […]

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