• Conserving Farms, Fish and Forests

    Protecting 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 3,200 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 ›

    17th Annual Harvest Dinner

    For nearly two decades, as the seasons shift and the colors of autumn begin to paint the landscape shades of orange, yellow, red and brown, community members of the North Olympic Peninsula have gathered to celebrate the importance of local farmland. This celebration known as Harvest Dinner brings together new and old friends and advocates of farmland conservation, and acts as an annual reminder of the vital role farmland plays in the communities of Clallam County.

    Although North Olympic Land Trust has been working to conserve the area’s land base for 26 years, we’re readying for our 17th annual Harvest Dinner that solely targets all things farmland.

    Learn more about the event and/or buy your tickets here.

    Old Fashioned Land Trust Family Picnic

    On Sunday July 31st from 2-5 PM, we invite you to potluck with us as we host the 3rd Annual Old-Fashioned Land Trust Family Picnic.

    This year’s picnic will be held on Mickie Vail’s newly conserved 35 acre property just east of Port Angeles.

    Bring a side dish or dessert, bring your favorite beverage, and bring a friend!

    Learn More or RSVP

    Lyre Conservation Area Now Open to the Public

    North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to announce the opening  the Lyre Conservation Area for non-motorized day-use.

    This 280 acre property 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.   Learn more ›

     

    The Legacy of John Willits

    John Willits was a personal hero to many of us in the Land Trust community and a local icon for land conservation.  As we’ve reflected on the loss of our friend, we’ve been lifted and inspired by his legacy.

    We hope you enjoy this short video about John’s incredible community impact. Special thanks to Smith Productions for producing this terrific tribute.  Learn more ›

    Where We Work

    home-mapNorth Olympic Land Trust partners across Clallam County to conserve land for farms, fish and forests.  We believe the community’s landbase is the bedrock of our culture, our economy, our homes and our daily lives.  We all depend on this land, we make our livings and live our lives on this land, and we know that by conserving this land, it will pay direct dividends back to our own quality of life.

    Explore the Land Online
    This interactive map helps tell the story of some of the lands we are working to conserve. Learn more › 

    Eplore the Land

    Our Supporters

    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 and Foundation Partners include: