• Conserving Farms, Fish and Forests

    Protecting farms fish and forests

    The North Olympic Peninsula enjoys some of the nation’s richest habitat, natural resources and breathtaking scenery.  North Olympic Land Trust has conserved over 3,200 acres of land that sustains the communities of Clallam County.  We help local citizens protect the lands that define this place and ensure that they are permanently conserved for future generations. Learn more ›

    Fall 2016 Friends of the Fields Campaign

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    Recognizing both the community importance of farmland and the dramatic loss of these lands across Clallam County, this fall North Olympic Land Trust is spearheading a targeted effort to conserve the critical acres that remain, and your help is needed.

    In working toward this goal, the Land Trust is in the midst of a “Friends of the Fields” campaign with a goal of $125,000. Learn more ›

    20th annual Clallam County Farm Tour

    Cow at Dungeness Valley Creamery.Every year, Farm Tour offers the community and visitors a chance to get out on a variety of local farms. The goal of this community-centric event is aimed at connecting people with the land and local farmers, while providing insight into the importance of farming in Clallam County. This year’s tour showcases seven diverse locations. Download a map and Learn more ›

    Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

    The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. Learn more ›

    Lyre Conservation Area Now Open to the Public

    North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to announce the opening  the Lyre Conservation Area for non-motorized day-use.

    This 280 acre property is just 20 miles west of Port Angeles and features the estuary at the mouth of the Lyre River, streams, tidelands, kelp beds, and a 1/2 mile of shoreline along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  It also includes a large diverse upland forest, and excellent habitat for salmon and a variety of migratory and resident birds and wildlife.

    The Lyre Conservation Area is is an ideal sport for bird and wildlife viewing, surfing, picnicking, and beach walking.   Learn more ›

     

    The Legacy of John Willits

    John Willits was a personal hero to many of us in the Land Trust community and a local icon for land conservation.  As we’ve reflected on the loss of our friend, we’ve been lifted and inspired by his legacy.

    We hope you enjoy this short video about John’s incredible community impact. Special thanks to Smith Productions for producing this terrific tribute.  Learn more ›

    Where We Work

    home-mapNorth Olympic Land Trust partners across Clallam County to conserve land for farms, fish and forests.  We believe the community’s landbase is the bedrock of our culture, our economy, our homes and our daily lives.  We all depend on this land, we make our livings and live our lives on this land, and we know that by conserving this land, it will pay direct dividends back to our own quality of life.

    Explore the Land Online
    This interactive map helps tell the story of some of the lands we are working to conserve. Learn more › 

    Eplore the Land

    Our Supporters

    Land conservation in Clallam County is made possible by hundreds of dedicated individuals, foundations and businesses pooling their resources to leave a lasting legacy and support private land stewardship.  Our success also is enhanced by proactive coordination between governmental and private land management groups. Learn more ›

    Business and Foundation Partners include: