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iconWelcome to Jefferson Land Trust

Helping the community preserve open space, working lands and habitat forever

Jefferson Land Trust is a private, non-profit, grass-roots organization. Our mission is to help the community preserve open space, working lands and habitat in Jefferson County on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

Short's Family Farm, Protected Forever!

photoRoger and Sandy Short have ensured that their family land, one of Jefferson County’s largest active farms, will never be subdivided or converted from agriculture. Home to popular products like delicious 100% grass-fed beef and “Magical Soil,” this 254-acre farm is an important anchor of Chimacum’s agricultural economy and community due to its long heritage, the large size of the commercially productive portion of the property, the land’s productivity, and its viability for continued agricultural production.

Next time you see Roger, Sandy and the Short clan, please give them a giant “Thank you” for their vision, foresight, and great patience with the long process of protecting their land. They have protected the farm’s agricultural productivity for future generations, and ensured t ... more »

A Legacy on the Duckabush

photoThank you to all the supporters who make it possible to preserve places like this: June brought the successful protection of 22 additional acres of forested floodplain on the Duckabush River! This land connects to 180 acres we have already preserved for a total of over 200 acres of rich wildlife habitat in this important conservation corridor. The conservation easement ensures the property, composed primarily of forested floodplain, will not be developed and will be managed to maintain and improve the quality of the habitat it provides for salmon and other wildlife.

Funding for the conservation easement was provided from Jefferson County Conservation Futures, and from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board via a grant awarded to project partner Jefferson County. The acreage protected a ... more »

Now Hiring Full-time Development Manager

photoWe're hiring!
The Development Manager builds community involvement and philanthropic support for Jefferson Land Trust by promoting authentic relationships and meaningful opportunities for connection with donors and the community. In collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications, this position will design and lead a comprehensive annual fund program to diversify and grow revenue streams, including fundraising events, business partnerships, mail appeals, e-campaigns, giving circles, and donor recognition activities. The Development Manager will oversee the effective use of our Salesforce constituent database to record donations, manage relationships, and produce statistical reporting and analysis, mailing lists, and donor/prospect research reports.

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