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Volunteer Fest Fun

In the early summer of 2023, as Milly and Keith Lierman settled into their newly purchased home near Quimper West Preserve in Port Townsend, they were looking for ways to engage with their newfound community. One Tuesday, they noticed a group of Jefferson Land Trust volunteers undertaking a forest thinning project at Quimper West. As […]

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Nursing Nature at Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve

Tuesday, July 9 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Let there be nurse logs! Help us help wildlife. This season we embark on a journey to create over 300 nurse logs, standing snags, and habitat piles for critters of many shapes and sizes. This work will require moving logs in teams over uneven terrain, and […]

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We’re Seeking Volunteers: Forest Health Assessments

Jefferson Land Trust is currently seeking volunteers to help conduct hands-on forest health assessments on several of our nature preserves. Volunteers will participate in an all day training (from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm) on Monday, April 8 with Jefferson Land Trust staff to go over the assessment protocol and navigation, and practice using diameter […]

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We’re Seeking Education Volunteers

Are you interested in inspiring future generations to be good caretakers of our lands? At Jefferson Land Trust, we’re committed to educating our local students about the natural world and about how to protect our forests and streams forever. You can help by joining us as an education volunteer! We’re currently seeking volunteers to help […]

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Calling Volunteers for a Unique Opportunity: Quality Checks for Birdsong Recordings

Jefferson Land Trust is now seeking volunteers to assist with an innovative bird monitoring study we recently launched on several of our nature preserves. Assessing the presence of certain indicator bird species will help us determine whether our forest management activities are succeeding in creating the habitat conditions that birds and other local wildlife need […]

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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Board Member: Ben Wilson!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Jefferson Land Trust Board of Directors: Ben Wilson! Ben joins the Land Trust after a 35-year career in healthcare and technology, having started companies like BabyCenter, Consumer Health Interactive, and Together Senior Health and worked for multinational corporations including Intel and Citrix. He currently serves […]

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Thank You, Marcia Schwendiman, for Six Years of Board Service!

Our friend and colleague Marcia Schwendiman recently stepped down from the Jefferson Land Trust Board of Directors after six years of dedicated volunteer service. “My time with the Land Trust has been my favorite volunteer gig ever,” Marcia says. “The staff, my fellow Board members, and the innumerable volunteers who work on Land Trust projects […]

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Three Community Members Sought to Serve on the New Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers

Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors is seeking three community members to serve on the new seven-member, volunteer Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers. If you’re a resident of East Jefferson County with enthusiasm for the Land Trust’s mission, a deep knowledge of the local community, and a strong interest in community forests, we […]

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Sarah and Owen Fairbank: The Heart and Soul of Jefferson Land Trust

Jefferson Land Trust has relied on the generosity, support, and skills of hundreds of dedicated volunteers since our beginnings as a grassroots, community-powered organization more than three decades ago. This Valentine’s Day, as we celebrate the amazing contributions of all our volunteers, we’re honored to pay special tribute to two who have served the Land […]

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Board Member Spotlight: Board President Brian Rogers

Elected in December 2019, Brian Rogers is entering his third year as President of Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors. “I’ve always felt that wherever you live, you owe a sort of civic rent — how you give back to the community in return for what the community gives to you,” Brian says. “The Land […]

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