The Washington Association of Land Trusts connects and leverages the work of its 32 members organizations to advance policies and programs that protect and restore the lands that sustain us.
Land trusts partner with communities across the state to conserve land for future generations – but success hinges on robust public funding and effective policy tools.  In the face of increased development, population growth, and a changing climate, it is now more important than ever to support policies and programs that will ensure our farms, forests and shorelines continue to contribute to Washington’s economy, culture and landscape.
Washington’s 60-day short session ended on March 10th, 2022. The next session will likely begin in mid-January of 2023; we expect to release our state policy platform the preceding November, so stay tuned! In the meantime, below you can find information about our priorities and legislative outcomes from the last session: