History

Since 1990, the North Olympic Land Trust has been dedicated to the permanent conservation of open spaces, local food, local resources, healthy watersheds and recreational opportunities.

The Earliest Days of the Land Trust

The story of the Land Trust began in 1989, when property owners in Clallam County began calling the county parks department with questions about how they could protect their lands’ natural resources, habitats, and aesthetic beauty. Read more >

First Properties Protected

The first properties owned and conserved by the 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

By working with landowners who want to protect their lands from development while at the same time ensuring ecological and economic benefits, the North Olympic Land Trust has conserved over 460 acres of working forests on the North Olympic Peninsula. Read more >