Mission: Inland Northwest Land Conservancy was formed in 1991 by local residents who share the belief that the natural bounty of the land belongs to future generations as well as to our own. We believe that an entire community benefits when lands with conservation value are protected. Our mission is to protect the region''s natural lands, waters, and working farms and forests for the benefit of wildlife, our community, and future generations. We operate in Spokane, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, and Stevens counties in eastern Washington and Bonner and Kootenai counties in northern Idaho.
Results: INLC has protected 80 special places - over 15,000 acres - through 48 conservation easements, 1 owned preserve, and 31 partner projects.
Target demographics: willing private landowners who wish to conserve their own land; assist agencies with conserving public land; connecting people with nature
Geographic areas served: eastern Washington and northern Idaho
Programs: INLC uses a variety of tools to conserve and protect significant threatened lands in eastern Washington and northern Idaho using private land conservation techniques such as conservation easements as well as working in cooperation with grassroots conservation partners. INLC focuses its work on the Wild Lifelines -- the special places that nourish wildlife and preserve the clean air, clean water, and scenic beauty of our region. INLC responds to outstanding conservation opportunities throughout the region and provides capable stewardship of protected lands. INLCworks with willing private landowners and other partners to protect natural open spaces that contribute to our community's quality of life. INLT's public outreach program increases public awareness and involvement in conserving important lands.
Inland Northwest Land Conservancy became an accredited land trust February 2019, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means Inland Northwest Land Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Inland Northwest Land Conservancy demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.