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“Taking Wing” Program Lifts Off

A recent study showed that nearly every bird species living in Washington’s forests and coastal areas is in decline, with particularly troubling declines in forest birds. Forest bird populations rely on a variety of coarse woody debris for shelter and sustenance including downed logs, standing dead trees, known as “snags,” and the large and/or old […]

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Sarah Spaeth Will Speak at the North American Wildlife Tracker Conference

Sarah Spaeth, the Land Trust’s director of conservation and strategic partnerships, will be leading a session at the North American Wildlife Tracker Conference in late April. Sarah feels that her introduction to wildlife tracking in 2012 was extremely impactful. “My conservation work has been deeply enriched by studying wildlife tracking over the last nine years,” said […]

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Reserve Your Spot Today for the 2021 (Virtual) Conservation Breakfast!

Sign up to join us online for Wildlife, Wetlands, and We the People: Protecting the Quimper Wildlife Corridor on March 18 from 9 – 10:30 am. Together we’ll explore the wild green corridor that stretches across Port Townsend from Fort Worden to Middlepoint, and its impact on wildlife and our community. We’ll celebrate 25 years of community dedication […]

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Congratulations to Sarah Spaeth on Becoming a Certified Track and Sign Specialist!

Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships for the Land Trust has taken her love of wildlife tracking to the next level. In October, she became one of five women and less than 50 North Americans to be recognized as a certified Track and Sign Specialist. To do so, Sarah underwent a rigorous evaluation […]

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Celebrating an Additional 25 Acres at the Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve

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 […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood Program Underway – Join the Fun!

In the new Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods will become our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we’ll be diving into throughout May and June. Our weekly explorations will be guided by an experienced naturalist […]

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Another Gem Added to the Quimper Wildlife Corridor

The Quimper Wildlife Corridor is a ribbon of green stretching across the tip of the Quimper Peninsula—from Fort Worden to Middlepoint. This 3.5 mile greenbelt connects a string of wetlands, forests and floodplains. The Corridor is important for managing stormwater and keeping our local water clean. It also creates an urban wildlife refuge that provides natural […]

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Our Top 3 Reasons to Visit the Duckabush Oxbow & Wetlands Preserve

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 […]

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Roosevelt Elk Herd Expanding in the Duckabush River Valley

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 […]

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Protecting Dabob Bay and Devils Lake

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Washington State Department of Natural Resources has approved the expansion of Natural Resource Conservation Areas (NRCA) at Dabob Bay and Devils Lake, opening the door for great conservation work to preserve the unique natural ecosystems of the Olympic Peninsula.

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