News & Events


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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New Elementary School Bird Education Program Takes Learning to New Heights

Over the 2021-22 school year, Jefferson Land Trust expanded our youth education programming with an exciting new year-long bird project with three third-grade classes and two multi-age OPEPO (OPtional Education PrOgram) class of second, third, fourth, and fifth graders at Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend. Birds are not only interesting and iconic, they’re […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: Resources, Recordings Available on our Website

Nature in Your Neighborhood is an online program developed by Jefferson Land Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic to help people in Jefferson County and beyond learn about our local flora and fauna from local naturalists and biologists. Now, we’re pleased to announce the opening of Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: a section on our […]

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Building Climate Resilience on the Olympic Peninsula: Land Resilience Study

The Olympic Peninsula has been known for millennia as a place of extraordinary natural beauty and abundance. Today, its forests, farms, and wildlife habitat are facing stresses from a changing climate. Fortunately, there are responsible steps we can take right now to support the safety and wellbeing of the ecosystems, habitats, and communities on which […]

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Welcome Marlowe Moser: Our New Stewardship Assistant!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Jefferson Land Trust staff: Marlowe Moser! As our full-time Stewardship Assistant, Marlowe will work with the Stewardship Team, Land Trust partners and landowners, and our wonderful volunteers to monitor and support the management and oversight of the Land Trust’s conservation easements. While studying biology at […]

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Four New Members Join Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors

We’re thrilled to introduce our community to the four newest members of Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors: David Brownell, Tim Lawson, Julie Lockhart, and Ed Thompson. David Brownell moved to Washington in 2015 to take a position as the Cultural Resources Specialist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and in 2018 he was designated as […]

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Spring 2022 Project Update: Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge

Since 1992, Jefferson Land Trust has been working with partners and the community to protect one small parcel after another to build a ribbon of green that preserves the wetlands, wildlife, and popular trails of the Quimper Peninsula. In early 2021, we launched the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge: an ambitious plan to protect up to […]

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