Conserving 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 3,700 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 ›
Experience & Explore
Visit a conserved property today! From hiking and fishing to incredible birding, the Land Trust’s public conservation areas provide an array of outdoor experiences.
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News & Events
Looking for ways that you can get involved with North Olympic Land Trust? Here’s where you can stay up to date with the latest news and events. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter and check out volunteer opportunities.
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Videos & Visuals
Often times a picture really is worth a thousand words when it comes understanding to the sheer beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula.
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Rooted in Community Event a Success
North Olympic Land Trust was pleased to present “Rooted in Community – Celebrating our Local Bounty” on the evening of September 30th. The virtual event featured several elements connected to the incredible diversity of local conservation opportunities and benefits that we on the North Olympic Peninsula are so lucky to enjoy. Read more >
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Earns 2020 Farmer of the Year
North Olympic Land Trust is proud to recognize local farms modeling Community Supported Agriculture with the 22nd Annual Farmer of the Year Award. This includes eight farms across Clallam County: Bent Gate Farms, Chi’s Farm, Griffith Farm CSA, River Run Farm, Salt Creek Farm, SisterLand Farms, Wild Edge Farm, and Wild Forks Farm. Community Support Agriculture (CSA) is a farming model where buyers invest at the beginning of the growing season in a subscription of fresh local goods, also known as a farm share. Read more >
Land Trust Purchases 69-acre Clallam River Conservation Area
Local land conservation has continued amidst the many challenges faced by our community and planet. North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to announce the recent purchase of 69 acres of riverfront land near the mouth of the Clallam River, just east of central Clallam Bay. Read more >
Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund - A Story of Community Support
This spring, North Olympic Land Trust proudly joined community partners North Olympic Development Council, WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program, and Jefferson Land Trust to raise funds to immediately support farms struggling financially due to COVID-19. Donors in Clallam and Jefferson counties stepped up to show their strong commitment to local farms and food resources. Over $70,000 was raised by hundreds of community households and several local foundations. The application and funding processes were quickly administered by North Olympic Development Council, resulting in the timely distribution of over $50,000 to twelve Olympic Peninsula farms. Read more >
The Land Trust’s Conservation Plan prioritizes local land conservation efforts across the North Olympic Peninsula through 2023. The overarching goal is to conserve the natural areas and working lands that define and sustain the communities of Clallam County.
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The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan lays out a path for action and establishes the foundation for the Land Trust’s future work to support and inspire balanced land use and responsible stewardship across the North Olympic Peninsula via three core strategies.
Conserving Farmland & Habitat Together
Today, our community has the chance to invest in a unique opportunity to simultaneously conserve local farmland and restore valuable floodplain habitat with the River’s Edge project. More than 100 acres bordering the Dungeness River are poised for sale, giving us the change to forever conserve the land’s habitat and agricultural value. Please enjoy this short film of the project area, created by John Gussman of Doubleclick Productions.
Visit the Lyre
The 280-acre Lyre Conservation Area 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.
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 Members and Foundation Partners include: