About Us

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
Activities of the Natural History Society are co-sponsored by the Land Trust, and include nature outings, a natural history book club, and other related activities, in particular those that support the stewardship principles of the Land Trust.

Left to right: Dave Rugh, Oma Landstra, Michele Olsen, Marcia Schwendiman, Wendy Feltham


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

Wendy

Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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