Land for Tomorrow is a statewide coalition of community leaders, conservation and wildlife organizations, and parks and recreation advocates with a common goal: increasing land and water conservation in North Carolina.

Protecting North Carolina's land and water resources provides: 

Clean drinking water

Preservation of North Carolina's unique natural and cultural heritage

Strengthened communities

Jobs and a strong local economy in both urban and rural areas

Clean air

Places to hunt, fish, and watch wildlife

Places to exercise and enjoy the beauty of North Carolina

Less damage from flooding

Preservation of historically and ecologically significant places

Thriving family farms and forests

Our Mission

The Land for Tomorrow coalition works to ensure that the state’s conservation trust funds – N.C. Land and Water Fund, Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) and the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (ADFPTF) are well-funded. Learn how we're making a statewide impact.

Latest Updates

Governor Cooper’s Budget Proposal Moves the Mark on Land and Water Conservation

Land for Tomorrow Coalition Commends Recommendations to Increase Funding for Conservation The Land for Tomorrow Coalition commends Governor Cooper’s 2024 budget proposal for its commitment to protecting North Carolina’s state […]

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Funding is Needed to Meet Public Demand

The public demand for outdoor recreation opportunities continues to grow in North Carolina. Over 20,100,000 people visited NC State Parks in 2023 – a 4% increase over 2022. The statewide […]

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Conservation Wins Big in 2023 Budget

The North Carolina Land for Tomorrow Coalition is praising the 2023 state budget, which will pump more than $100 million per year into land and water conservation. “Protecting land and […]

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Haw River Trail Becomes a State Trail

The local favorite joins 12 other distinguished trails across the state. The Haw River Trail is now an authorized state trail thanks to the perseverance of local advocates, nonprofit organizations, […]

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Conservation Funding is a Necessity

The NC Senate proposed budget shows that conservation funding is a necessity for the state of North Carolina. Investing in our land and water creates a healthier North Carolina for […]

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Our 2023 Legislative Agenda

North Carolinians love the outdoors. Visitation to NC State Parks increased to 22,800,000 in 2021 – 3,000,000 more than in 2020. Visitation to state forests, game lands, trails and local […]

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Sen. Brent Jackson Recognized as Land and Water Champion

DURHAM – Sen. Brent Jackson has been recognized as a North Carolina Land and Water Champion by the North Carolina Land for Tomorrow Coalition. “Sen. Jackson is a steadfast supporter […]

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Representatives of the Land for Tomorrow Coalition recognized Rep. Hall as a North Carolina Land and Water Champion at the Piedmont Land Conservancy’s Shoe Buckle tract on the Dan River, which is one of many natural areas across North Carolina that have been funded by the North Carolina Land and Water Fund. The 850-acre tract will provide river access, eventually becoming part of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail. It will also become a key part of the Dan River State Trail. Pictured from left to right: Piedmont Land Conservancy Board President Will Truslow, Piedmont Land Conservancy Executive Director Kevin Redding, Rep. Kyle Hall, and Piedmont Land Conservancy Conservation Planner Palmer McIntyre.

Rep. Kyle Hall Recognized as Land and Water Champion

DURHAM – Rep. Kyle Hall has been recognized as a North Carolina Land and Water Champion by the North Carolina Land for Tomorrow Coalition. “Rep. Hall is a steadfast supporter […]

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Prioritizing land and water conservation

Thank you to North Carolina’s governor and legislators for passing a budget that prioritizes land and water conservation. Funding of $48.4 million to the state’s conservation trust funds will benefit […]

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NC Land & Water Fund Successes!

Since its creation in 1996, the NC Land & Water Fund (NCLWF) has conserved well over one-half million acres and protected or restored 3,000 miles of streams and rivers. Here […]

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Contact us if you have questions about the Land for Tomorrow Coalition:
P.O. Box 33333, Raleigh, NC 27636