The Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles of the Land Trust

Mission Statement

We engage communities in conserving, caring for, and accessing the natural lands and waters that sustain North Central Washington.


We envision thriving natural systems sustaining human communities in North Central Washington.

Guiding Principles

  • We are committed to integrity in our business and our work—with landowners, community partners, donors, funders, and volunteers.
  • We cherish our connection to our region’s land and water by protecting natural areas and enhancing public access close to where we live.
  • We have a responsibility to future generations to protect those natural areas that contribute to our quality of life.
  • We believe that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are inextricably linked.
  • We value the agricultural heritage of our region and the way that working lands complement our natural landscape.
  • We are dedicated to working with our neighbors to help preserve the natural character of the region.
  • We value our relationship with landowners who have voluntarily entrusted to us the stewardship of their land for the benefit of future generations.
  • As stewards in perpetuity of the lands entrusted to us, we are committed to managing our resources carefully and planning for organizational sustainability.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

Read our strategic plan here