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“Bachelor Herd” of Four Bull Elk on the Move in East Jefferson County

Over the last few months, residents of Jefferson County have been excited by rumors, photos, and glimpses of a rare sight: a herd of four young bull elk moving across the region. They’ve been spotted from Chimacum to Marrowstone Island, where Gary Rowe caught some very cool photographs (including the one above) of the elk […]

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Beyond a sign reading "Welcome to Kodama Farm" a tent and table of merchandise with two men sitting there.

Farms, Food, Friends, and Fun: the 20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour

Working with our community, Jefferson Land Trust has protected 17 local farms (more than 1,300 acres of agricultural land) in Jefferson County, so it was a real pleasure to celebrate our farming community during the 20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour the weekend of September 16-18! Land Trust staff and board members were hosted on […]

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Get Ready for the 20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour: September 16th – 18th

The 20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour is coming September 16th – 18th, 2022! On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, Land Trust staff and Board members will have a table set up at Kodama Farm & Food Forest so please come by and say hello! We’re looking forward to joining our community in […]

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Land Trusts Celebrate Recent Landmark Climate Change Legislation

This month, land trusts across the nation had reason to celebrate as the U.S. Congress passed the $368 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, also known as the Climate Bill and the Build Back Better Bill. This landmark legislation represents the largest-ever federal investment in climate action, and underscores the essential role land conservation can […]

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Call for Volunteers: Forest Health Assessment

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help conduct hands-on forest health assessments in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor. Volunteers will participate in an all day training (from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm) on Monday, September 12, with Jefferson Land Trust staff to go over the assessment protocol and practice using an increment borer, diameter tapes, […]

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Volunteers Spotlight: Wetland Ecological Health Assessment Team

This summer, a team of hardy volunteers played a key role in an exciting Land Trust program: our first-ever wetland ecological health assessment. Following our stream health and forest health assessments, this assessment was designed specifically to help us understand the wetlands on preserves we own and care for. At Chai-yakh-wh Preserve, Duckabush Oxbow and […]

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Back On the Land and Feeling Grand at LandFest 2022!

On Thursday, July 7, more than 250 community members joined us at Finnriver Farm & Cidery for LandFest, Jefferson Land Trust’s annual fundraising gala. We were inspired and overjoyed to be back on the land with so many of our supporters to celebrate, learn, and witness the power of community-driven conservation. Together, we raised more […]

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Check This Out: Eat Local First’s Washington Food & Farm Finder

Looking for the perfect CSA this summer? Seeking gooseberries (or kale, or flowers, or lamb) grown near you? Want to find restaurants in your area offering seasonal, locally sourced dishes? Or would you just like to feel more deeply connected to the food you eat, the people who grow it, and the land we all […]

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Meet the Working Weeder Geese of SpringRain Farm & Orchard

When you think of working farm animals, you may picture guard and/or herding dogs, barn cats, milk cows, or maybe even ground-clearing goats. But what about geese? SpringRain Farm & Orchard in Chimacum (which is protected by a conservation easement that owners Roxanne Hudson and John Bellow donated to the Land Trust in 2008) is […]

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91 Key Acres Protected at the Headwaters of Discovery Creek in the Tarboo-Dabob Bay Area

Jefferson Land Trust is pleased to celebrate the recent protection of a 91-acre property of forest, wetland, and streams at the headwaters of Discovery Creek with our longtime partners Northwest Watershed Institute (NWI) and the U.S. Navy. It’s the most recent accomplishment in two decades of conservation work by many organizations and partners in the […]

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