The Coastal Land Trust

We save the lands you love along the coast.

The Coastal Land Trust conserves 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 Feature

Masonboro Island

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Masonboro Island Partnership with: Society of Masonboro Island and NC Coastal Reserve. Masonboro Island is the largest undeveloped barrier island in southern NC. Home to nesting sea turtles and rare birds- this 8.5 mile long island is only accessible by boat (kayak, canoe, or motor). This property is part of the NC Coastal Reserve and Coastal Land Trust participates on the Local Advisory Committee to provide input regarding management of this undeveloped barrier [...]

Redbeans and Bluegrass

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NC Coastal Land Trust Media and Resources