Conserving 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 3,000 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 ›
Lyre Conservation Area Open to the Public Beginning December 26th
In the spirit of the holiday season, North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to open the Lyre Conservation Area for non-motorized day-use beginning on Saturday, December 26th.
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 ›
Turning Tragedy Into Renewal
Tom Leonidas, the latest landowner to donate property to the North Olympic Land Trust never set out to own land on the Olympic Peninsula. And yet, the Bellevue resident found himself the unlikely owner of a prime piece of property on the west-end running adjacent to the Pysht River approximately 10 miles south of Clallam Bay, WA.
His road to ownership of this property is one mired in tragedy. 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.
Where We Work
North 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 live.
Explore the Land Online
This interactive map helps tell the story of some of the lands we are working to conserve. Learn more ›
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: