Mission: The mission of gtrlc is to protect significant natural, agricultural, and scenic areas and advance land stewardship now and for future generations.
Programs: 30. 02 acres of land valued at $264,600 were acquired by purchase or donation and permanently protected, bringing the total of land permanently protected to 7,055. 58 acres valued at $17,718,947. Three options valued at $87,448 were exercised; three options valued at $32,000 were purchased or renewed. Land held for transfer valued at $4,210,043 consists of land projects where the final disposition of the property is not completed. The land may be intended for sale with a conservation easement, to become the property of a state or local government or be financed land acquisitions that, when paid in full, become a part of the conservancy nature preserves.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy 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.