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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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Woodworkers Show Returns to Port Townsend — Featuring Wood from Valley View Forest

The popular Port Townsend Woodworkers Show will return for its first in-person show since 2019 on the first weekend in November at the American Legion Hall in Port Townsend. This year, many makers will be displaying pieces made from two trees, a Western Alder and a Western Big Leaf Maple, that were selected for this […]

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Hot off the Press: the 2021-22 Report to Our Community!

Each year, the Land Trust publishes its Report to Our Community to highlight and celebrate the collective impact made possible by your support. In this latest report, we cheer on almost 30 years of work in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, provide an update on the exciting Kawamoto Farm project, showcase the many ways our amazing […]

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Volunteers Highlight: Wildlife Camera Teams

Over the summer, an enthusiastic group of volunteers from our community helped the Land Trust with an important project: installing and monitoring wildlife cameras at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve, Valley View Forest, Chai-yahk-wh Preserve, the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, and Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve.  “Seeing which types of animals are using our preserves helps us […]

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Welcoming Jane Guiltinan to the Jefferson Land Trust Board

Please join us in welcoming longtime Jefferson Land Trust volunteer Jane Guiltinan to her new role as a Jefferson Land Trust board member! “After a wonderful career working to help people restore their health and wellness and develop personal resilience, the Land Trust caught my interest because I want to make an impact on these […]

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Welcoming the Kawamoto-Wipala Farmers to Our Community

Over the last year, our community has been captivated by the conservation story of Kawamoto Farm. Kawamoto Farm is an historic 148-acre farm and working forest north of Quilcene that was founded 101 years ago by Kaichi and Itsuno Kawamoto, immigrants from Japan. The family overcame extraordinary obstacles, including the challenges of homesteading, barriers to […]

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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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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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