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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 ›

Land trusts welcome Navarra Carr to their teams

Leaving behind California’s towering redwoods for the Olympic Peninsula’s own iconic evergreen forests, Navarra Carr is excited to explore a new landscape – something she has enjoyed doing since childhood. “My mom is a botanist and worked for the state parks, so growing up we spent… Read More ›

Land Trust debuts new sign by local artist

June 20th marked the completion of a great project the Land Trust spearheaded in partnership with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. In search of a local artist to create the main signage for the Land Trust building, the Land Trust collaborated with the Fine… Read More ›

Land Trust ED accepts the 5210 Challenge

North Olympic Land Trust Executive Director Tom Sanford is among the community leaders challenging themselves to be healthier throughout the month of July. Initiated by the Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, the 5210 Challenge pushes all participants to integrate the following four healthy habits into… Read More ›