Jefferson Land Trust Eyes Green Burial Options

The popularity of green burial, as discussed in the Going Gentle, Going Green article on this page is spreading fast. In recent news, the Olympic Wildland Burial Grounds LLC, Jefferson Land Trust’s new conservation burialfocused subsidiary, has announced plans to eventually offer two natural burial options—a wildland cemetery and a memorial forest.

Wildland cemeteries provide a place for natural burials on land protected by a conservation organization. Green burial practices are followed to support sustainable cemetery management and the land is cared for with the goal of restoring and improving its ecological integrity.

A memorial forest provides natural woodland plots where ashes of loved ones (including pets) can be scattered. The land is protected from development in perpetuity and is cared for using sustainable management practices.

Olympic Wildland Burial Grounds is searching for property to accommodate a wildland cemetery and memorial forest on the same plot of land. If you know of available property that has 10 or more acres, is zoned Rural Residential, and has open space with a meadow or clearcut area please contact saveland.org/contact to share any property information.

Learn more and sign up to stay informed at olympicwildlandburialgrounds.org.