History

Since 1990, North Olympic Land Trust has been dedicated to the permanent conservation of open spaces, local food, local resources, healthy watersheds and recreational opportunities. In 2020, the Land Trust is proud to be celebrating 30 years of conserving lands that sustain the communities of Clallam County.

As we move through the summer and fall of 2020, we will be adding stories from our first 30 years to the space below. Please check back frequently to learn more! (Stories will begin in July 2020)

The Earliest Days of the Land Trust

The story of the Land Trust begins in 1989, when property owners in Clallam County began calling the Parks department with questions about how they could protect the habitat, resources, and aesthetics that made their lands so special. Read more >

First Properties Protected

The first properties owned and conserved by North Olympic Land Trust were along the Dungeness River. Throughout the 1990s, the Land Trust continued to build conservation momentum with several “firsts.” Read more >

Working Forests

Spurred by conscientious landowners with a desire to conserve the many values of their lands, North Olympic Land Trust has conserved over 460 acres of working forests in our region. Read more >