(Adopted by Board of Directors on June 22, 2016)

  • To be the primary regional and leading best-practice land trust in southeastern Connecticut, protecting and conserving natural resources including threatened and declining habitats;
  • Work collaboratively with other land trusts, preservation groups, political entities, not-for-profits, etc., in the southeastern Connecticut area to conserve key habitats;
  • Create a Strategic Conservation Plan with fully integrated mapping to allow proactive identification of priority acquisition parcels and partnering opportunities;
  • Grow our Town and Standing Committees to become more robust, fully staffed, and functioning Committees to meet stewardship, acquisition, and other organizational requirements;
  • Complete and maintain Accreditation with a Board of Directors and Executive Director fully versed in Land Trust Alliance Practices and Standards;
  • Steward fee properties in accordance with individual management plans and develop public recreational and educational opportunities where appropriate including compliant Universal Access trails where feasible;
  • Monitor all Conservation Easement properties as required by law and best practices;
  • Maintain and/or return arable lands to productive farming where appropriate through innovative partnering;
  • Strengthen financial support of conserved lands while controlling costs and maintaining transparency.

Revised December 13, 2016 by Board of Directors’ Meeting Vote