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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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Tidelands to Timberline Natural History Course

“Tidelands to Timberline” Natural History Course

Join Jefferson Land Trust’s annual natural history course, Fridays from April 13 to June 1, to experience the amazing interconnections of diverse local ecosystems from the sea up to the mountains.

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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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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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A Grant Street Elementary student wishes "happy travels" to the coho salmon fry he's about to release into Chimacum Creek. Photo credit Wendy Feltham.

Young Fry Salmon Release

We just had 150 first and second graders come out to Illahee Preserve to release the coho salmon fry they’ve been raising in their class.

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Youth Corps kids show off the flying squirrel nesting boxes they built. We'll monitor the boxes with wildlife cameras to see who takes up residence!

Youth Corps 2017

Five high school students spent their spring break working hard and learning about land stewardship in a stint as the Land Trust Youth Corps crew.

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