About us

Wendy hiking at Ennis Creek

Wendy hiking at Ennis Creek

 

Our mission
The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society was founded in 2012 to foster active exploration, appreciation, understanding, and conservation of the diverse natural environments of the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.

Our vision
Through activities such as nature outings, expert presentations on wide-ranging topics, and projects in support of the stewardship principles of Jefferson Land Trust, we strive to inspire people to share their experiences and love of the natural world.

Dave

Dave in Port Townsend

 


How we  got together

In spring of 2012, Jefferson Land Trust offered the Northwest Naturalist Program for the first time, coordinated by Erik Kingfisher. Six volunteer naturalists guided eighteen local residents through a different local ecosystem every Saturday for nine weeks. We were all enchanted with the natural beauty and diversity of the Olympic Peninsula and when the course ended, we didn’t want it to stop. We decided to form the JLT Natural History Society to continue our joy in learning.

Our co-chairs
Wendy Feltham, Dave Rugh

Our guiding committee 
Eileen Cooney, Nan Evans, Janell Jelliffe, Chris R. Jones, Oma Landstra, Lee Merrill, Michele Olsen, Marcia Schwendiman, Ken Wilson

Eileen

Eileen

Michele

Michele

Lee

Lee

Marcia

Ken

Ken

Oma

Oma

Nan

Janell

Janell

Chris

Chris