Mission, Vision and Values

John Rule RevisedThe mission of the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is to protect and enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas through the permanent protection of land.

“NWALT” is the only local, homegrown and Accredited land trust in the state and in the region.  We work with conservation-minded landowners, municipalities and partner organizations to protect land with agricultural, ecological, scenic, historic and recreational significance in Northwest Arkansas.

Our Vision, Our Promise

The vision and promise of the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is to work collaboratively and tirelessly to ensure that our region’s abundant scenic beauty, clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation opportunities, local food supply and natural heritage are permanently protected for the benefit and prosperity of current and future generations.

Our Core Values

  • We live here, work here and are dedicated to the people and landscapes of our home region.
  • We support voluntary conservation to permanently protect the special places that define our region.
  • We are an Accredited land trust, adhering to the highest national standards.
  • We are committed to public benefit and transparency.
  • We work collaboratively with all community stakeholders to protect the quality of life in our growing region.
  • We pledge to be fiscally responsible, professional and ethical in all that we do.
  • We continually strive to enhance the effectiveness of our organization.