During the week of April 4-8, Jefferson Land Trust’s 2022 Youth Corps interns spent their spring breaks undertaking a variety of key restoration projects across several of our nature preserves. Six high school students from Jefferson and Kitsap counties joined Land Trust Preserve Manager Carrie Clendaniel and Office and Preserve Assistant Cristina Villalobos, as well […]
After seven years of dedicated and inspired service, our friend and colleague Robin Fitch has stepped down from the Jefferson Land Trust’s Board in order to train as a commissioner at the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (LTAC), an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance that is charged with ensuring that accredited land trusts are […]
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 […]
Protected in late 2015 by the Land Trust in partnership with Trust for Public Land, the Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve includes 140 acres of vibrant, forested wildlife habitat along the Duckabush River. Unbeknownst to anyone, a portion of the property had been used to dump a substantial amount of trash over several decades. Fortunately, some […]
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 […]
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 […]
A big shout out to the Department of Corrections Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women work crew for their dedicated stewardship work on the Duckabush.
This winter, we had additional success for the future of wildlife along the Duckabush River with the protection of a 22-acre property, now officially known as Duckabush Wetlands Preserve.