The North Carolina 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 the acquisition of open space and natural areas, conservation education and the promotion of good land stewardship. We save the lands you love along the coast.
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 years, we saved more than 61,000 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.