Cascade Land Conservancy (Seattle, WA)


  • Name:Amanda Minix
  • Title:Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cascade Land Conservancy
  • Address:615 2nd Ave Ste 600
    Seattle, WA 98104
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:206-292-5907
  • Main fax:206-812-1390

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:206-905-6893

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Our mission is to “act with immediacy to protect and steward our region’s most precious resource – the land. We will lead a movement to connect conservation to the fabric of our community and thereby change conservation as we know it.”

  • History:
  • In the late 1980s, several groups of community leaders came together to establish local, county-based land trusts in the Puget Sound region. Prior to that time, land conservation efforts had been limited to the public sector. Although local governments were becoming increasingly active and environmentally aware, the public sector was aware of its limitations due to funding constraints and political boundaries. The organizing groups were concerned that conservation efforts left to the public sector alone would be crisis-focused, and could miss tremendous opportunities. At greatest risk was the ability to work quickly in a proactive and strategic capacity.

    Early conservation efforts were directed toward small, but often important parcels of land. However, these civic-minded neighbors set the foundation for a land trust that would become a national model.

    In recent years, as the region’s need for conservation continued to grow, the leadership of these organizations took decisive steps to strengthen and expand their capacity. The Seattle-King County Land Trust merged with the Snohomish Land Conservancy in 1998, with the Tahoma Land Conservancy in Pierce County in 2000, and with the Central Washington Land Trust in Kittitas County in 2004.

    In 2006-2007, the CLC expanded into the Olympic Peninsula, opening an office in Mason County. The CLC also had been working quietly with a foundation on conserving important estuary lands along the Washington Coast and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The CLC now is one of the largest owners of estuary lands in the region.

    As a result, these leaders created a regional organization with an expanded geographic scope, stronger membership and political support, and new conservation opportunities that are large, compelling and urgent. The combined organization has the ability to protect landscapes on a regional scale, across political boundaries. Together, we have protected over 140,000 acres of land, and we're currently negotiating to conserve many hundreds of thousands more.

    The Cascade Land Conservancy fills a unique and important niche as the only private land trust that is dedicated to this region. CLC is able to utilize a variety of tools and strategies based on each property's ecological values and the goals of its owners. CLC takes an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, utilizing a comprehensive understanding of financial tools and tax law. We look to the future with great optimism that conservation can move forward hand-in-hand with our region’s quality of life and economic well being.

    CLC is uniquely positioned in the conservation community, known for our far-reaching programs, savvy thinking and ability to partner with diverse groups. Our work is closely tied to communities, including active volunteer leadership groups in King, Kittitas, Pierce, Mason, and Snohomish counties. After wide consultation with local groups, scientists, farmers, loggers and experts, the CLC and its many partners launched the Cascade Agenda in 2005.

    The Cascade Agenda, now a coalition of thousands of individuals and organizations, is CLC’s vision for how to make this region stunning for the next century. It advances the conservation of 1.3 million acres of critical wild lands, shorelines and neighborhood open spaces across our region and it establishes cutting edge programs to make our cities and towns spectacularly livable.

  • Year established:1989
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:30
  • Advisory board size:23
  • Staff size:56

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Maryanne Tagney Jones, Chair
    Bruce Williams, Co Vice Chair
    Joe Sambataro Jr., Co Vice Chair
    Peter Orser, Treasurer
    Debbie Young, Secretary
    John Howell, Immediate Past Chair
    Robin Appleford
    Jim Armstrong
    Phil Bussey
    Patti Case
    JJ Collins
    Jon Fitterer
    Nona Ganz
    Joan Gray
    Jim Greenfield
    Bert Gregory AIA
    Brian Janssen
    Brian McGinnis
    Peter Newland
    Steve Ohlenkamp
    John Olson
    Dan O’Neal
    Frank Pritchard
    Mike Racine
    Floyd Rogers
    Reid Shockey
    Sonia Thompson
    Dave Towne
    J. Tayloe Washburn
    Michael Winnick

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Gene Duvernoy, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Casey O'Connor, Executive Vice President
    Michelle Connor, Senior Vice President, Policy
    John Floberg, Vice President, Stewardship
    Teresa Macaluso, Vice President, Finance
    Shamra Clark, Director of Development


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:94-3112461

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:943112461
  • Organization Name:FORTERRA NW
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:901 FIFTH AVENUE
  • Organization City:SEATTLE
  • Organization State:WA
  • Organization Zip:98164-2008
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1994
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C340
  • Asset Amount:$39,452,103
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$9,982,851
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$7,678,110
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 4:06:21 am

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