As a membership-based land trust, TLC works to protect areas needed for natural communities to survive; conserving lands of scientific, historical, cultural, scenic, or compatible recreational value. Their mission is accomplished by assisting landowners to practice responsible stewardship and by facilitating voluntary land protection through the use of conservation covenants, land title ownerships, and long-term leases. Since 1997, TLC has raised over $14 million and protected over 85,000 acres in BC. TLC is the lead agency for the Stewardship Team of the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program.