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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: To acquire and maintain land for preservation purposes

Programs: Stewardship of land trust properties:1. Substantially completed project to develop and adopt baseline data reports for all of our 25 conservation easements. 2. Completed monitoring reports on all conservation easements and fee-owned properties3. Began and partially completed a project to develop property management reports on all fee-owned properties4. Continued the development and oversight of the overall stewardship program of the glt

property acquisition:acquired three properties for the glt. Two acquired by donation and one by purchase. 1. Nukols preserve, 19. 4 acres donated. Valued at $208,800. Acquisition expense of $8,189 covered some of the donor's direct expenses related to the donation. 2. Godard preserve addition. 5 acres donated. Valued at $82,100. Expense of $492 for legal fees. 3. Duhaime property. 57. 1 acres purchased for $120,000 plus $1,249 closing costs. Land acquired by donation or by purchase: neither costs nor revenue were included as program expenses or revenue since they are capital expenditures and served to increase glt's permantly restricted net assets

art activitiesglt annually ponsors an artist's paint-out day on land trust property followed by a juried art show that features the art created at the paint-out and elsewhere by artists from the local area depicting the local natural environments. This program serves as an educational tool, is a community involvement and public relations tool and is a fundraiser for the granby land trust. Revenue of $13,200 less expenses of $8,440 are reported on line 8c as $4,760

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Granby Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Granby Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Granby Land Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Granby Land Trust's motto, "Preserving Granby's Natural Heritage," tells in a few words what the organization does. Its mission is compelling and, since its founding in 1972, it has enjoyed remarkable success in setting aside wildlife corridors, hiking trails, fragile environments, increasingly rare agricultural land and magnificent vistas. Through its efforts, "Mary's Rock," which affords a panoramic view north towards Springfield and beyond, and the sadly decimated Granby Oak have been protected. And, too, the Land Trust has partnered with other "sister" organizations such as the State (Enders Forest, particularly), the McLean Game Refuge, The Nature Conservancy and the Town of Granby to achieve the shared goals of all of those land stewards. Its web page, www.GranbyLandTrust.org, has won statewide recognition and is worth a visit. In short, amazing!