Who We Are

The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain is a member supported, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to protect the six coastal counties’ natural lands, scenic areas, fresh water resources, and wildlife habitat. Incorporated in 2000 as Mississippi’s first accredited land trust, over 8,800 acres have been protected.

The Land Trust is dedicated to connecting people with nature.  It protects and stewards significant and vulnerable natural, scenic, and historic areas to help ensure that our cherished natural resources will be here for all to enjoy for years to come.

Our Mission

The Land Trust conserves, promotes, and preserves the open spaces and green spaces of ecological, cultural, or scenic significance in the counties of the Mississippi Coastal Plain.

Our Vision

The Land Trust leads regional and community collaborations that plan, preserve, and provide stewardship for greenspace on the MS Gulf Coast.

Our Values

  • The Land Trust is passionate about preserving lands for public use and encouraging all citizens to experience the wonders of the natural world.
  • The Land Trust operates the organization with integrity: ethical, professional, dependable, economically sustainable, and respectful to all parties concerned.
  • The Land Trust creates sustainable mutual benefits to local communities and individual landowners.


You have an opportunity to alter the future of the MS Gulf Coast. You can help to protect the scenic vistas, critical wetlands, and green corridors which define this area of the South and make it so attractive. You can help to ensure that in one year, ten years or 100 years from now the natural character we love will still be present.