Vote: 2019 Out Standing in the Field Award

Note: The window to cast your vote for this year’s Out Standing in the Field Award honoree closed Feb. 13th. A big thanks to the more than 350-plus individuals who submitted recommendations. The Land Trust is excited to share that the 2019 Out Standing in… Read More ›

A Look Back: 2018

The new year has begun, and we're excited by the land conservation and community opportunities already beginning to take shape. Before we get too far into 2019 however, the Land Trust team wanted to share with you some of the highlights you helped make possible… Read More ›

Your Support Makes Conservation Possible

As you look out over our community’s wide-open farmland or take a walk in the woods along the Dungeness, Lyre, Elwha or Calawah rivers, I hope you know you’ve helped protect some of these special places. Over the past 28 years, together we’ve conserved more… Read More ›

Land Trust Recognizes the Legacy of Harry Lydiard

Before his death in 2007, past Clallam County Commissioner and veterinarian Harry Lydiard, left a legacy of land and lasting influence on North Olympic Land Trust. “Harry has conserved more acres than any other individual with North Olympic Land Trust,” Tom Sanford, Land Trust executive… Read More ›

Family Donates Property on Calawah River

Returning chinook and winter steelhead will forever have a safe space to spawn within the Calawah River near Forks. A half-mile stretch of river known to foster a diversity of fish was part of a larger conservation project made possible thanks to a longtime Forks family.… Read More ›

Stewarding lands for social and ecological well-being

Restoration at the Pysht River Conservation Area This fall marks the final phase of a multi-year project to restore instream and floodplain habitat conditions to facilitate salmon recovery, improve water quality and reduce risk of flooding on State Route 112. Led by the Lower Elwha… Read More ›

2018 Friends of the Field Farmland Campaign Success!

After the launch of a community campaign for farmland conservation in early September, North Olympic Land Trust met its $180,000 goal. “The Friends of the Fields Campaign reinforced that our community values its farmland, and willingly invests in the lands that define the Olympic Peninsula and… Read More ›

Citizen scientists wanted to use Eye on Water app

A team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Lab is calling on citizen scientists to help document water color using a free and user-friendly app. Identifying water color can tell scientists a lot and is often linked to important biogeochemical parameters such as the concentration of carbon… Read More ›

Scott Chichester earns 2018 Farmer of the Year

Together, an interest in science, a love for being outdoors and the intrigue of a growing organic movement, led Scott Chichester to pursue a career in agriculture. After graduating from Sequim High School in 1992, the longtime local followed his interest in science at Peninsula… Read More ›