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 […]
For nearly 30 years, Paul Becker and his family enjoyed walking the wilderness trails of Jefferson County. After Paul was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, their daily nature walks became a welcome balm. This past month, two years after his passing, Paul’s family decided to make a family gift to Jefferson Land Trust’s Quimper Wildlife […]
We’re celebrating the permanent protection of another family farm in Chimacum with the purchase of a conservation easement on Ruby Ranch. This 65-acre property owned by Joe and Val Goularte is located in the fertile bottomlands of Beaver Valley. The Goulartes currently raise a herd of grass-fed beef cattle and are eager to begin diversifying […]
Jefferson Land Trust has been working on conservation projects along the Dosewallips and Duckabush Rivers since the mid-90s. In 1994, long-time locals, Vern and Ida Bailey donated a conservation easement on their 187-acre property on the Dosewallips River, our first project in the area. That act alone protected a significant portion of beautiful open space […]
In the Duckabush River Valley, more than 3,250 acres of permanently protected land create a corridor of wildlife habitat. This greenbelt corridor hosts a wide variety of species – fish, insects, amphibians, mammals and birds – that have relied on this land for thousands of years. In addition to providing important spawning and rearing habitat for […]
It’s time to celebrate! Just a few weeks ago, Northwest Watershed Institute, Jefferson Land Trust, and other conservation partners joined together with the Radka family to permanently protect 33 acres of farmland, forest, and fish habitat on Tarboo Creek. A passionate, long standing connection to this land made the Radka family delightful partners to work […]
The Duckabush River greenbelt hosts many animals that have relied on this land for thousands of years. In addition to providing important spawning habitat for endangered salmon, wildlife such as bear, beaver, and cougar have all been observed there recently. And one more common, but no less magical, sighting on the Duckabush is its herd […]
Snow Creek Uncas Preserve grew by almost three acres in the final days of 2017. Incremental successes like this have added up to over 350 acres protected in the area.
We have closed on 15.7 acres of undeveloped agricultural land right off Highway 19 in the middle of Chimacum, literally right around the corner from the Chimacum Corner Farmstand.