Conservation of historic Sequim farm finalized

Sixty acres of long-farmed, fertile ground within the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is no longer at risk of being anything but a space for local agriculture. Steve Vause, landowner and president of the 159-year-old Historic Ward Farm’s group of stakeholders, signed the final document needed to confirm… Read More ›

Welcoming 2017

Back to nature In the chill of the New Year, I recently hiked a trail I had yet to explore. With snowshoes strapped to our daypacks, a couple friends and I spent an afternoon venturing and appreciating the icy foothills of the Olympic Mountains. We… Read More ›

Protecting our shorelines

About 1/3 mile of shoreline on the beautiful North Olympic Peninsula is better protected as of late December 2016. By working with North Olympic Land Trust, local landowners recently increased protective measures along a portion of the Dungeness Drift Cell – the foundation of the… Read More ›

This land is our land

Sixty acres of active farmland within the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is now set to forever remain available for agriculture. Following more than five years of working with the property’s stakeholders, receiving state funding in 2015 and the completion of a recent community farmland campaign, the Historic… Read More ›

‘Tis the season for giving back

  What would the North Olympic Peninsula be to you without its lush forests, cascading rivers, rich farmland and dynamic shorelines? For many,  the North Olympic Peninsula wouldn't be the place we know and love if it weren't for the biodiversity, varying landscapes, array of natural resources, and access… Read More ›

Sound Community Bank reflects commitment to conservation

Since our founding in 1990, North Olympic Land Trust has continued to grow and with that growth the nonprofit was in need of a larger space. Recognizing this need, Sound Community Bank officials offered a generous opportunity that allowed us to move to our own location at 602 East Front Street,… Read More ›

A day dedicated to giving back

Following Thanksgiving and the days devoted to deals, such as "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" don't forget about Giving Tuesday on November 29. Each year, this day marks the giving season, raising millions of dollars for good causes around the globe. Not only does this day encourage… Read More ›

Love Where You Live: 4,968 miles away

A large river travels through the jagged mountains and flows through the city surrounded by steep, lush evergreen forests. Moss sprawls across mist-soaked rocks and vibrant lichen works in partnership to create a rich ecosystem, bubbling with life. The Ibo River in Shiso, Japan is… Read More ›