Capitol Land Trust is dedicated to protecting and caring for the unique natural areas and working lands within southwest Washington. Since 1987, more than 14 miles of Puget Sound shoreline and 5,000 acres in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis Counties have been permanently conserved – including wildlife habitat, working farms and forests, and land managed as public parks.
We use a variety of methods to conserve land. We partner with landowners to secure conservation easements, which are permanent agreements that conserve land while keeping it in private ownership. We accept donations of, and in some cases also purchase, land and conservation easements. We are bound by law to monitor the properties it protects and act as a permanent steward of the values for which the properties were conserved.
Capitol Land Trust works with private landowners, elected officials, tribal members, government agencies, business leaders, conservation organizations and its membership base to maintain the coexistence of people, animals and the natural habitats that sustain us all. We have secured more than $30 million in recent years for its conservation projects, many of which directly benefit local economies.