EDUCATE about the need to protect and preserve the region’s drinking supply waters, working farms and forests, wetlands, open space and significant natural areas, as well as how conservation can be compatible with development. We invest time and resources through programs connecting children and families to the land to ensure the values we hold dear today will be embraced by future generations, our “stewards of tomorrow.”

INFORM private landowners about the numerous opportunities available to conserve their land and the financial benefits of preservation efforts.

FACILITATE the protection process of conserving riparian buffers, wetlands, farmland and forests, historic preservation sites, scenic byway viewsheds, wildlife habitat and areas of high biodiversity.

PARTNER with government, private conservation organizations, community groups and foundations to forge conservation programs, natural areas inventories, strategic land acquisitions, outreach and ecosystem projects.

ADMINISTER and process the legal documentation and application for conservation agreements and donations of land, assisting landowners in the potentially complex bureaucratic processes in an effective and efficient manner.

OFFER “Conservation In Action” opportunities through land management projects, volunteer office projects, outreach events, and educational/recreational experiences such as hiking, birdwatching, and canoeing on SALT-owned conserved properties.

The Sandhills Heritage Gateway is a project of the Sandhills Area Land Trust (SALT), whose mission is to protect the rich natural resources and natural heritage landscape of the Sandhills Region of North Carolina. Our focus area includes Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond and Scotland Counties.

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