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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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Volunteers Highlight: Wildlife Camera Teams

Over the summer, an enthusiastic group of volunteers from our community helped the Land Trust with an important project: installing and monitoring wildlife cameras at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve, Valley View Forest, Chai-yahk-wh Preserve, the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, and Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve.  “Seeing which types of animals are using our preserves helps us […]

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Call for Volunteers: Forest Health Assessment

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help conduct hands-on forest health assessments in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor. Volunteers will participate in an all day training (from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm) on Monday, September 12, with Jefferson Land Trust staff to go over the assessment protocol and practice using an increment borer, diameter tapes, […]

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Volunteers Spotlight: Wetland Ecological Health Assessment Team

This summer, a team of hardy volunteers played a key role in an exciting Land Trust program: our first-ever wetland ecological health assessment. Following our stream health and forest health assessments, this assessment was designed specifically to help us understand the wetlands on preserves we own and care for. At Chai-yakh-wh Preserve, Duckabush Oxbow and […]

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Wetland Ecological Health Assessment: An Exciting Opportunity for Volunteers

Jefferson Land Trust is seeking volunteers for a hands-on, boots-on, first-time-ever opportunity. We need a number of people willing to take an active role in our upcoming wetland ecological health assessment. Through data collection on the land, the assessment will measure wetland health at Chai-yakh-wh Preserve, Duckabush Oxbow and Wetlands Preserve, Snow Creek Forest Preserve, […]

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