Mission: The purpose of the colchester land trust is to protect the beauty and natural diversity of our area by preserving significant land and scenic areas for present and future generations.
Programs: Land acquisition: the colchester land trust acquires and conserves land for present and future generations. The organization assists landowners in protecting important conservation lands by accepting land or conservation easement donations, or by directly purchasing land or conservation easements.
community outreach: the colchester land trust engages in community outreach activities by providing public education on the benefits of land conservation and strategies for protecting the rural quality of our community. The organization participates in a number of community events and works with the town's education system to provide immersive conservation experiences for bacon academy students.
Colchester Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Colchester Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Colchester 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.