Who We Are

Since 1983, TLC has been conserving natural and working lands in our six-county region.  Wherever you live in the Triangle, chances are that you're within easy reach of TLC conservation land. From a white pine forest on the Deep River in Chatham and Lee counties, to a rhododendron-sparkled jewel along Moccasin Creek in Johnston County, from a rare Piedmont prairie in Wake County to a verdant dairy farm in Orange County, TLC has saved many of the places you love.

In every acre of land we conserve, we are keeping our community at heart. We are protecting land to ensure the Triangle has clean water, natural habitats, local farms and food, and places for people to connect with nature.

(Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Photo by Karen Bearden.)

These abundant and beautiful places are some of our region's most attractive features, and the work we do to conserve them is critical to our region's quality of life. We seek a balance between growth and conservation, and we fulfill our mission by identifying the most important natural and working lands in the region. We use a variety of conservation methods to ensure the permanent protection of the land. To date, TLC has protected more than 16,750 acres of the most important natural and working lands in the Triangle.

With your help we can achieve this balance. TLC is funded by our 2,000+ members, including individuals, families and area businesses and organizations. Join the thousands of members of our organizations who give their support through donations and volunteer energy.


Our Vision
We see the Triangle region as an increasingly healthy and vibrant place to live where wild and working lands are protected and everyone has access to open space, clean water, and local food.

Our Mission
TLC strives to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature through land protection and stewardship, catalyzing community action, and collaboration.