Building Climate Resilience

Quimper Wildlife Corridor bluff photo by John Gussman

The Quimper Wildlife Corridor’s broad swath of connected forests, meadows, and wetlands are home to hundreds of species of plants, trees, animals and birds. It covers a 100-year floodplain and includes Port Townsend’s largest natural drainage basin, filtering the urban stormwater and protecting water quality in nearby aquifers and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where 70 percent of Puget Sound seabirds nest. Photo by John Gussman.

Building Climate Resilience on the Olympic Peninsula

Jefferson Land Trust and North Olympic Land Trust work to conserve the Olympic Peninsula’s rich habitat, natural resources, prime farmland soils, and breathtaking scenery — in perpetuity.

Our two organizations have formed a Climate Resilience Partnership to help ensure the Olympic Peninsula thrives in the face of climate change.

Working together, we will tackle landscape-scale conservation and stewardship projects across the Olympic Peninsula that best prepare our lands and communities for the changes already underway.

We Collaborate To:

  • Use the best available data to guide land protection decisions
  • Permanently protect areas predicted to have high levels of climate resilience
  • Permanently protect and support the stewardship of forests, farmlands, and open spaces that sequester high levels of carbon
  • Restore degraded lands and waterways to improve their resiliency potential
  • Employ stewardship practices that improve the climate resilience potential of protected lands
  • Protect wildlife corridors that cross county lines

While our primary activities focus on conservation, restoration, and stewardship of land, we also play the role of convener, information provider, and advocate for climate-smart policy and land-use practices.

Working together, our Climate Resilience Partnership will help ensure the Olympic Peninsula remains strong and healthy forever.

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To read more about our current climate initiatives click here.