The mission of SCLTN is to promote land conservation and strengthen the land trust community throughout South Carolina. We proudly represent land trusts throughout the state of South Carolina by:
Click here for a list and information about our land trust member organizations.
In the 1990s, leaders from various land trusts around South Carolina began meeting informally to discuss shared interests, obstacles, and opportunities to collaborate. The group identified itself as the South Carolina Land Trust Network, and, by 2015 began steps to create an organizational structure with a board of directors and standing committees of land trust representatives from around the state.
In January 2016 a feasibility study was initiated by volunteer stakeholders throughout South Carolina to determine how to strengthen the SC Land Trust Network. By Fall 2017, Together SC became the organization’s fiscal agent. By December 2017, SCLTN secured an organizational development grant from The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation to implement the strategic plan and to establish SCLTN as a formal organization.
Over the next three years, the organization hosted quarterly network meetings for conservation organizations throughout the state and individual meetings with state legislators and other stakeholder groups. During this time, the volunteer leaders of SCLTN simultaneously coordinated efforts to finalize the organization’s overall strategic plan.
In August 2019, the SCLTN Board of Directors appointed a State Coordinator to lead the effort in establishing the organization as an independent, nonprofit organization and creating the organization’s policies & procedures, marketing strategies and fund development plan.
SCLTN is registered as an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.