Mission & Vision

Chestnut Hill Farm Walt Leggett

The Andrew family worked with TLC to place a conservation easement on their property, Chestnut Hill Farm, in 2009. Photo by Walt Leggett.

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.

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.

Achieving Our Mission and Vision: Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan Word Cloud

Our work to conserve open space, both directly and indirectly, in this rapidly developing metropolitan region is more urgent than ever. Our 2014-2020 Strategic Plan, which was informed by stakeholder input from our partners and members, renews clarity relative to our organizational vision and mission and develops a clear plan to optimize the organization’s role, effectiveness, and relevance.

We developed this plan considering four key concepts as important context:

  • Building from strength – continuing our strong record of land protection and stewardship
  • Relevance – better connecting with a population that is increasingly urban and suburban
  • Changed political context – thinking creatively about funding, financing and revenue generating opportunities given the decline or elimination of state funding and policy incentives
  • Breathing life into the four benefits – clearly articulating the outcomes we are seeking to achieve for each of our benefits

Read the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan Summary:

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