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All About Conservation Easements

In April we heard from Land Manager Courtney Bornsworth about how the Land Trust manages and maintains the properties that it owns. This month we are excited to share information about how the Land Trust supports and monitors conservation easements on properties owned by private… Read More ›

Phenology Files: May 2021

Daylight is stretching longer and longer and we are reminded that we are just a few weeks away from the official start of summer. Plant and animal activity is occurring in such profusion that it's hard to keep up! In general, May was fairly dry,… Read More ›

Progress Continues at River’s Edge!

Forward progress continues at River's Edge! The Land Trust and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe now own 104 acres and will ensure that it stays farmland and habitat forever. Together, the Tribe and Land Trust are now moving forward with preparations for the levee setback project.… Read More ›

Land Management on Conserved Properties

Have you ever wondered how the Land Trust manages and stewards the properties that it owns? About 850 acres of conserved land are currently under the ownership of North Olympic Land Trust (this is different from the many conservation easements held by the Land Trust… Read More ›

Phenology Files: April 2021

Spring is in full swing, with April bringing the Seattle area a record-setting stretch of SEVEN consecutive days above 70 degrees. Folks were observed enjoying summertime activities on beaches, trails, and lawns across the Olympic Peninsula. (Do observations of human behaviors count as phenology? Maybe… Read More ›

Women’s History Month 2021

  The Land Trust was proud to celebrate women's history this March! We shared a series of three interviews with women working in the Land Trust community, as well as facts and figures highlighting the role of women in the past and present of the… Read More ›

Women’s History Month – Meet a Farmer!

This Women's History Month, we are excited to get to know more about one of the amazing women of the local farming community - farmer Anna Swanberg. Anna runs Bent Gate Farms in Agnew, working to produce clean, sustainable, grass-fed meats for our community and… Read More ›

Celebrating One Year at River’s Edge

  This month, the Land Trust was honored and humbled to recognize the one-year anniversary of the purchase of 104 acres of farmland and habitat at River's Edge, in partnership with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Land Trust staff and board, as well as representatives from the Tribe, were thrilled to… Read More ›

Phenology Files: March 2021

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are so lucky to experience real signs of spring in March. The plants that were budding in February are now blossoming and leafing out, with pollen beginning to collect on any stationary surface. Songbirds greet us in the morning,… Read More ›