News & Events


Conservation Success: Beautiful New Forest Property Acquired

Please join us in celebrating the Land Trust’s most recent acquisition: a 75-acre forested property near Thorndyke Bay south of the Hood Canal Bridge. Directly adjacent to land protected by the Department of Natural Resources and the Navy, the property contains mature forest, wetlands, freshwater streams, and pristine wildlife habitat.  In the summer of 2020, […]

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Thank You, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer!

The Land Trust thanks U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer for cosponsoring the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act, which is designed to halt the abuse of conservation donations. “The land trust movement as a whole has been pushing for the changes outlined in this bipartisan legislation for a long time,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of […]

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Mapping the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area: You’re Invited to Participate

Did you know that Jefferson County’s shoreline is now part of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (MW-NHA)? Established by a public lands bill passed by the United States Congress in 2019, the MW-NHA is the first and, so far, the only National Heritage Area focused on maritime heritage. The nonprofit Washington Trust for Historic […]

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2021 Gratitude Report: Thank You!

Thank you for supporting Jefferson Land Trust in 2021.   And what a year it’s been! With your help we’ve been actively pursuing and protecting land across East Jefferson County — from properties in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor in Port Townsend, to Kawamoto Farm in Quilcene, to key properties in Discovery Bay, to family farms […]

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Duckabush Oxbow Wetlands Preserve

Request For Proposals: Wetland Consultant

Jefferson Land Trust is currently seeking a wetland consultant or scientist to help us develop a Wetland Health Assessment that will provide information necessary to make decisions about how best to steward our protected wetlands. Regular monitoring of current conditions and habitat health is critical to our stewardship of the special places we protect. Over […]

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Towering Douglas-firs in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor.

Fall 2021 Project Update: Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

At our Conservation Breakfast earlier this year, we officially launched the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge: an ambitious plan to protect more than 160 priority acres in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor (QWC). Since then, we’ve been blown away by the outpouring of community support. Together, we’ve raised more than $1.5 million — 88% of our goal […]

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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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