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.

Our Values

Community
TLC fosters a community of mutual respect and trust through authentic and transparent communication. We care about people.

Inclusion
TLC is an open-minded and inclusive organization that encourages diversity and new ideas. Read our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and find resources that have helped our staff here.

Teamwork
We are more effective when we work together than alone.

Innovation
TLC is an organization that values innovation and encourages creativity in our work and the work of others.

Learning
TLC promotes individual learning within staff, volunteers, members and community to foster the creative growth of the organization.

Ethical Actions
We are a faithful, conscientious and honest steward of all the resources entrusted to us.

Stewardship
We are an organization dedicated to the stewardship of the earth with the commitment to building a stronger community for the benefit of all.

Achieving Our Mission and Vision: Strategic Planning

Our work to conserve open space, both directly and indirectly, in this rapidly developing region is more urgent than ever. Our 2018-2025 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.

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