Washington Association of Land Trusts member TPL protected Fudge Point
The Trust for Public Land helped protect nearly a mile of saltwater public shoreline at Fudge Point on Harstine Island in Mason County.

A Collective Voice

The Washington Association of Land Trusts is uniting land trusts to conserve more land, faster.

The Washington Association of Land Trusts (WALT) was formed in 2007, when land trusts from across the state came together to strengthen their collective ability to protect our state’s most important places. Today, WALT unites 25 nonprofit land conservation organizations across the state of Washington.

WALT is the collective voice of the land trust community. We support land trusts through advocacy, networking, training and collaboration. We further the work of our land trust members by

WALT is the catalyst to conserve Washington’s diverse landscapes – from farms and forests, to habitat and recreation.

The value of a strong alliance for Washington’s land trusts

The Washington Association of Land Trusts’ programs help to conserve forests, farmland, shorelines and other extraordinary places for the benefit of generations to come. We work to serve and strengthen the land trust community in Washington through networking, training, and collaborative initiatives.

Our strong Association means millions of dollars per year will continue to fund land conservation efforts throughout Washington, which means:

  • Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars will continue to be generated annually through tourism, outdoor recreation, forestry and agriculture.
  • Residents will continue to have cleaner air and water because of protected wetlands and forests.
  • Plants and animals will be more resilient to changing conditions.
  • Future generations will continue to have places to hunt, hike, fish and explore close to home.


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The Washington Association of Land Trusts is a not for profit organized under the laws of Washington and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our annual IRS 990 filing is available upon request.

If you have a question about WALT, please call us at (206) 274-2910 or contact us for more information.