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The Hoh River Trust

 The Hoh River Trust was formed to own and manage river lands along the Hoh River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with an objective to conserve, restore, and enhance these lands for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and people.

The Trust’s work is focused in three areas; restoration, stewardship, and outreach. We are working to restore the industrial timberland to a more naturally evolving condition that will enhance habitat for the dependent species. We oversee the condition of the property and ensure that its uses are compatible with our conservation objectives. And we engage the community in a meaningful way to ensure that this land retains its recreational and cultural vitality, and that ultimately the community has a true sense of ownership and stewardship over these lands.

Explore our website to learn more about the Hoh River and our work to help preserve this ecological treasure.

A copy of The Hoh River Trust Land Management Plan is available upon request.  


Meet our new Executive Director

 Jeff Baierlein comes to the Hoh River Trust with 25 years as an environmental conservation and outdoor professional. He has managed forest, aquatic and preserve lands on the Olympic Peninsula and the American West for conservation values, FSC-certified sustainable forestry, and habitat restoration. A former resident of Port Angeles and Jefferson County, Jeff earned Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Education and Human Development from Prescott College, and an MS in Management from Antioch University-Seattle. He has previously served as the Executive Director of wilderness-focused nonprofits and as an expert witness on wilderness concerns. Jeff brings to HRT a sustained interest in supporting ecosystems, cultures, and local economies.  

Hoh River Trust Blog

  • HRT Names New Executive Director

    I think a great number of folks become enamored with the idea of blogging, but in the end find that their daily schedules make it hard to maintain the habit.  I know that is the case with the HRT Blog.  And in that vein I would like to announce a new addition to the HRT family and I trust he will do a better job at updating this area. I am pleased to announce that Jeff Baierlein has been named the new Executive Director of the Hoh River Trust.  Jeff will join Mike Hagen, Director ...

  • Another great year for the Hoh River Trust.

    As we near the end of another year - and frankly wonder where 2012 escaped to - we want to thank you for your support for all the great projects we have completed this year.  More habitat restored, fish blockage removed, timber stands returned to healthy growing environs all with the hopes that the stewardship serves to preserves this magical ecosystem. In the event the Mayan's are wrong and this isn't my last blog post of all time - we look forward to all 2013 will bring.  We are in t...

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Experience the Hoh River

A few hours drive from the greater Seattle area brings you to the magical Olympic Peninsula, home to one of the last intact temperate rain forests in the world.  If you have never experienced the Hoh River, or you just want to return to one of your favorite places, click here to see and hear some of the sights and sounds from this incredible ecosystem.  Or visit our Photo Gallery to see some amazing Keith Lazelle images.

Fast Moving Water - Images and Essays from the Hoh River

Heart stirring essays coupled with awe inspiring photography.  Buy a copy today for yourself or as a gift and support the valuable work of the Hoh River Trust.  Click here to order online.

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