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Open Houses at Kawamoto Farm

This month, Jefferson Land Trust, Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, and other community partners hosted two “open houses” at Kawamoto Farm in Quilcene. The site visits were offered to the 65 parties who submitted letters of interest following a request for proposal (RFP) process that offered farmers a unique opportunity to apply to purchase the 148-acre historic […]

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Green trees and shrubs enclose a white plaque behind a wooden fence next to a sidewalk.

State Agencies Call on Public to Report Sightings of Tree-of-Heaven and Spotted Lanternfly

Washington state agencies are urgently calling on the public to help identify and report an invasive tree called the tree-of-heaven in order to prevent the introduction of a harmful pest: the spotted lanternfly. If introduced into our ecosystem, the spotted lanternfly could cause irreversible damage to crops, forests, and native plants. The Washington Invasive Species […]

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Photo of a harp with an orca carving by John Edwards.

Port Townsend Woodworkers Show on Taylor Street — November 1-8

During the first week in November — from Monday, November 1 until Monday, November 8 — you’ll have the opportunity to view the 2021 Port Townsend Woodworkers Show by taking an easy stroll down Taylor Street in Port Townsend. Because of Covid-19, the Splinter Group, who organizes the annual show, has moved it from a […]

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

We’re 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 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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Spotted Towhee by Kerry Tremain.

We’re Hiring a Community Relations and Events Manager

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative, creative professional as our Community Relations and Events Manager. 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 […]

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Valley View Overlook Trail

We’re Seeking Requests for Proposal for a Valley View Forest Pavilion Engineered Design

The Land Trust is currently seeking proposals from qualified designers to create a pavilion design that will allow us to construct a pavilion shelter at Valley View Forest in an existing open level area a short walk from the parking lot using timber from the property. The ideal applicant will have experience designing structures using […]

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Quilcene School District Partners with Washington Native Plant Society and Jefferson Land Trust in Hands-On Ecosystem Project

On a dewy morning at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve last week, 17 eighth-grade students from Quilcene School District (QSD) were knee-deep in a swath of thick reed canarygrass — a noxious weed. By day’s end, when the sun was high in the sky, they’d journeyed far up the hillside into a healthy forest, where […]

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Field Trip: Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and MiddleField Farm

Land Trust staff, board members, and partners took a field trip to Bainbridge Island this month to tour the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and visit an organic farm owned by the Nakatas, a Japanese American family with deep farming roots on the island. The trip was planned to coincide with and inform the Land Trust’s […]

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Mount Saint Helens Quimper Geological Society Trip

The Quimper Geological Society — A Decade of Exploration and Learning

If you’re interested in learning more about the geological and earth science history of our area and the Pacific Northwest in general, you may want to think about joining the Quimper Geological Society. It’s free, and it’s fun. The origin of the society began in 2006 with the late Gerry Thorsen and his wife. For […]

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A smiling man in white collared shirt stands before a field of tall flowers.

Board Member Spotlight: Lucas Hart

Lucas Hart is coming up on three years of service on the board of Jefferson Land Trust, but his interest in the Land Trust began many years before that — when he first moved to Jefferson County, in 2009. “I’ve always been interested in organizations that work on land conservation,” he says, “but I thought […]

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