Who We Are

We Save The Lands You Love

The mission of the Coastal Land Trust is to enrich the coastal communities of North Carolina through conservation of natural areas and working landscapes, education, and the promotion of good land stewardship. In short, we save the lands you love along the North Carolina Coast.

Founded in 1992 on a shoestring and a dream, the Coastal Land Trust has become the largest land trust geographically in the state of North Carolina, serving 31 counties along the entire coastal plain. One of 24 land trusts in the state, our focus is saving and restoring special places in the coastal plain like barrier islands, nature parks and preserves, family farms, and longleaf pine forests.

Our professional staff includes attorneys, biologists, fundraisers, and educators who all embrace the CORE VALUES that guide our organization:

  • Achievement
  • Competence
  • Creativity
  • Sustainability
  • Environment
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
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