The Coastal Land Trust

We save the lands you love along the coast.

The Coastal Land Trust works with landowners to conserve lands with scenic, recreational, historic and/or ecological value. Our mission is to enrich the coastal communities of our state through conservation of natural areas and working landscapes, education, and the promotion of good land stewardship.

The Coastal Land Trust saves land exclusively in North Carolina’s coastal plain. We save beaches that become state parks, streams that provide clean water, forests that are havens for wildlife, working farms that provide local food, and beautiful nature parks for everyone to enjoy. In our first twenty five years, we’ve saved tens of thousands of acres of land. Our staff focuses on saving and restoring special places, like barrier islands, nature parks and longleaf pine forests.

We invite all who care about the future of the coast to join our efforts. We are your local Land Trust, and as a nonprofit organization, your membership, donations, time, energy and ideas will make a difference right here in eastern North Carolina—helping to meet the challenges of protecting the rich natural heritage of the coast—today and for future generations.

This Month’s Featured Place To Visit

Springer’s Point Preserve

Springer's Point Preserve The Coastal Land Trust's Springer's Point Preserve on Ocracoke Island The Coastal Land Trust's Springer's Point Preserve on Ocracoke Island, is the perfect spot to spend the morning bird watching or the afternoon hiking and sitting on the beach overlooking the Pamlico Sound. This tranquil Preserve was opened to the public on May 20, 2006 and encompasses more than 120 acres of maritime forest, tidal red cedar forest, salt [...]


Mark Your Calendar – 2017 Events

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

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