Dungeness Hub is Protected Forever!

Dungeness Hub. Photo by John Gussman.

Last year, the Land Trust set our sights on conserving two farmlands in Dungeness. We are excited to announce we have met that goal. Dungeness Hub is officially protected forever!

As a member of the Land Trust community, you play a direct role in protecting this place we love – thank you for supporting conservation on the Olympic Peninsula!

Chickens at Dungeness Hub. Photo by Liz Cusanelli.

Dungeness Hub is home to farming infrastructure such as greenhouses, refrigeration units, and a packing shed. Farmers need fields, but they also need critical infrastructure like this to make sure that their produce can get to market and your table.

Your support of the Land Trust means that this piece of the local agricultural community is no longer at risk of being lost forever. Because of local donations, we were able to secure funding from the state of Washington and Clallam County’s Conservation Futures Fund to place a conservation easement on Dungeness Hub.

Following the conservation of Sequim’s Mid Valley Farm in January, this is the 25th local farm that the Land Trust has worked with the community to help permanently protect. Because of our community, we are currently on track to meet our Board’s goal of doubling our pace of farmland conservation over the next ten years while continuing to meet our habitat conservation goals. Thank you!

Mike (Conservation Director), Patty (part owner of Dungeness Hub), and Michele (Land Protection Specialist) on a visit to the farm. Photo by Julie Anne Hopkins.
Fruit tree blossoms in the orchard on the Dungeness Hub Property. Photo by Liz Cusanelli.