Capitol Land Trust’s mission is to strategically conserve vital natural areas and working lands in the South Puget Sound and Chehalis Basin watersheds, for their ecological and community benefits.
We envision a future for our region in which nature and community thrive because Capitol Land Trust (CLT) and our partners have invested in conservation of and education about our natural places and resources.
Through our conservation work and against the backdrop of climate change, we help ensure that our quickly growing region is a place with clean water to drink and clean air to breathe, healthy populations of native fish and wildlife, and natural open spaces that help define our communities. By creating broader opportunities to learn about and experience our natural environment, we build a stronger and more diverse community that cares about conservation.
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Capitol Land Trust’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan lays out a path for action for the next five years, and beyond. Review our Strategic Plan to learn more:
Recognizing and respecting diverse values and interests, we identify common ground and shared community goals, make the most of limited funding, solve problems, and build partnerships to accomplish these goals. Our work adheres to high standards indicated by our national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. We continually strive to maintain and improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.
These aspirations are built on a foundation of organizational values, which include:
- Integrity – We act with honesty, transparency, fairness and respect in all aspects of our operations.
- Collaboration – We actively seek diverse partners and perspectives as we develop programs and projects. This collaboration includes communities that have not traditionally been part of the conversation.
- Listening – We genuinely listen to each other, valuing different opinions.
- Continuous improvement – We offer and seek personal and professional development to advance our skills and stay current with trends in conservation.
- Strategic investment – We use our broad expertise to make the most strategic investments of CLT’s time and money, looking for conservation projects which have lasting impact.
- Stewardship – We steward these places and partner in our communities so these conserved landscapes can endure, supported by generations of conservation leadership and hard work.
We can’t do this work alone. Our long history has proven that we can only be effective when we work with partners. Capitol Land Trust is widely known for our ability to bring together political parties and groups in order to identify and achieve shared goals. We will continue to pursue these types of partnerships, ensuring that our work meets the needs of our diverse community.