News & Events


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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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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Family Donates Extraordinary 32-acre Forested Shoreline Property to the Land Trust

Please join us in celebrating the recent protection of a beautiful 32-acre upland forest and shoreline property that was generously donated to the Land Trust by Carolyn and Clayton Wright after being in Carolyn’s family for more than a century. Located just north of Brinnon along the west side of Highway 101, with a sliver […]

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Holiday Office Closure: December 19 – 26

The Land Trust office will be closed from December 19 – 26. We’ll reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 27. To report an emergency during the closure, please call Erik Kingfisher at 360.531.2294. You’re Invited to the Holiday Open House! Please join us at our Holiday Open House on Friday, December 30 from 10:00 […]

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