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Great Peninsula Conservancy is a private nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting forever the rural landscapes, natural habitats and open spaces of the Great Peninsula of Puget Sound.

We conserve pristine shorelines, critical salmon streams, evergreen forests, and wildlife-rich wetlands throughout Kitsap, Mason, and west Pierce Counties, Washington.

The conservancy protects wildlands and provides opportunities for people to enjoy them forever. Our work is supported by donations and grants from those committed to preservation of open space, clean water and wild creatures.

Join Our Team!

Great Peninsula Conservancy, an accredited land trust, seeks a Conservation Director in its Bremerton, WA office on west Puget Sound. The Conservation Director develops and implements GPC's land conservation initiatives through collaboration, deal making, grant writing, and innovation. Requirements for the position include a minimum of eight years' experience and a successful track record in public or private land conservation, real estate, natural resources management, or a related field. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject also is required. We are seeking a highly-motivated, organized, experienced, and collaborative deal maker. Individual must be committed to being an inspiring advocate for land conservation. Bremerton is a quiet community with a large Navy base and shipyard, a burgeoning network of land and water trails, a natural heritage tied to forestry and salmon fisheries, and ready commuter access to Seattle via the state ferry system. This is a great opportunity for a goal-oriented individual to lead the conservation program of a successful and growing land trust.

To Apply: Send cover letter (one page) and resume (max. four pages) to: or Sandra Staples-Bortner, Great Peninsula Conservancy, 423 Pacific Ave., Suite 401, Bremerton, WA 98337. View a full job description.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.



Spring Dinner Raised $79K for Conservation!

What a night! Joe Gaydos spoke to a full house, inspiring us to continue conserving the lands and shorelines of the Salish Sea. Chris Dunagan was honored with our Great Peninsula Conservation Award. See more photos on our Facebook page. Thank you sponsors.



Saving Grovers Creek Preserve

Thank you! Our crowdfunding campaign raised more than $19,000 to help close the funding gap and Save Grovers Creek Preserve. We are so much closer to our goal! With your help, we will protect as many acres as we can of this magical place, for people and wildlife to enjoy for all time. Learn more about Grovers Creek Preserve.

Grovers Creek Preserve is the jewel at the center of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project a place of old growth trees and a vital link in the Sound to Olympics Trail.

Missed the campaign? Donations can be mailed to Great Peninsula Conservancy, 423 Pacific Avnue, Suite 401, Bremerton, WA 98337.

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