Jamestown S'Klallam chair, staff to get honors from North Olympic Land Trust
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An aerial photograph shows the permanently conserved farmland and wildlife habitat on private properties near the mouth of the Dungeness River. About 325 acres of farmland and habitat in this photo are permanently conserved through conservation easements between the North Olympic Land Trust and local landowners.

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Land Trust will honor Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Chairman Ron Allen and the tribe's natural resources staff at its fifth annual conservation breakfast next Friday, March 21.

The meal will be at 8 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

The breakfast, which provides financial support for the land trust, is complimentary, but donations are appreciated.

Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required.

The breakfast will focus on the long history of efforts to conserve the farms, fish and forests of the Dungeness River Watershed.

Awards will recognize the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe's decades-long efforts to protect and steward natural lands along the Dungeness.

Inaugural award

“The land trust is looking forward to presenting Ron and his team with our first annual Outstanding in the Field Award,” said land trust Executive Director Tom Sanford.

“The tribe continues to lead the way in providing resources and leadership to community efforts to maintain and restore the health of the Dungeness River.”

The land trust is a Port Angeles-based nonprofit that conserves land across the North Olympic Peninsula.

It works with willing landowners to create permanent agreements to conserve corridors of land to grow healthy food, maintain working lands and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Founded by community members in 1990, to date, the land trust has worked with more than 80 landowners to permanently conserve 2,738 acres across Clallam County, including 458 acres of farmland, 10.2 miles of salmon-bearing rivers and streams, and 1,513 acres of forests, Sanford said.

Past conservation breakfasts have celebrated the work of local conservationists John Willits and Gary Colley.

To RSVP, contact Brad Tesreau at 360-417-1815, ext. 4, or brad@northolympiclandtrust.org.

For more information on the land trust, visit www.NorthOlympicLandTrust.org.

Last modified: March 13. 2014 8:14PM
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