Mission: Helping the community preserve open space, working lands, and habitat forever in jefferson county.
Programs: Jefferson land trust ("jlt") preserves open space, working lands and habitat in perpetuity. This overarching mission is fulfilled through the acquisition of land and conservation easements, as well as collaborative efforts with other organizations. All of our land acquisitions come with the obligation and promise to steward the land forever. Stewardship is comprised of persistent monitoring and safekeeping of all jlt properties. Additionally, in the event that an unlawful disturbance is discovered on a piece of land, stewardship documentation allows us to take legal action to preserve conservation values. Education and outreach programs allow jlt to spread its message throughout the community, and offer opportunities for the public to partake in conservation efforts.
Jefferson Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Jefferson Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Jefferson 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.