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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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Thank You, 2021 Volunteers!

We’d like to say a big, heartfelt thank you to all the incredible volunteers who helped make 2021 an amazing year at Jefferson Land Trust! Last year, 152 individual volunteers generously gave more than 3,600 hours of their time to the Land Trust. Wow! It feels so good to be part of a community that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Guiltinan

When Jane Guiltinan relocated from Seattle to Port Townsend in 2017, she had just retired from a 33-year career as naturopathic physician — but some of her most important work was about to begin. Jane knew she wanted to spend much of her retirement supporting environmental conservation, and after more than three decades working indoors, […]

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Celebrating Our Conservation Champions!

Every year we’re amazed at the amount of volunteer time our community donates to help us protect and care for the land. We wondered how this volunteerism would be affected by the pandemic, with our office closed to the public and volunteer work parties canceled during the spring and limited this summer and fall. However, […]

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Getting By With Lots of Help From Our Friends!

Thank You Volunteers! We’re continually humbled and amazed by the generosity of our community. Thanks to so many of you for sharing so much of your time and energy helping us achieve our mission. Thank you for spending more than 4913 hours of your valuable time in 2019 helping us accomplish so much! We couldn’t […]

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Reflections of a Preserve Steward

By Clif Trolin, S-Curve Preserve Volunteer Preserve Steward When I heard the Land Trust Alliance’s Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson speak at our Conservation Breakfast last year, I was struck by the point she raised at the end of her presentation. She said that Land Trusts know how to deal with preserving land, but how […]

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Readying the Preserve on Marrowstone Island for its Summer Opening

Thanks to funding from the Department of Defense and the generosity of our community, the Land Trust was able to purchase 51 acres on Marrowstone Island on October 31, 2018. Getting to Know and Caring for the Preserve Since then, we’ve been getting to know the property and our new neighbors, gathering community input and […]

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