Mission: To sustain the region's biodiversity and water resources through a network of protected landscapes; to advance the stewardship of forest and farm lands as vital local and regional economies; to preserve the region's unique historic and scenic character for resident's sense of place, visitor's enjoyment, and prospective newcomer's attraction; and to guide the pattern of future growth.
Programs: Enable land owners to put conservation easements on their properties and educating the public about land preservation. The organization has a total of 4,897 acres of land under easement. In 2014, four more conservation easements were obtained which brings the total to 34 as of 12/31/14. All easements are monitored by fourteen volunteers who regularly check to see that easement terms are being met by land owners. A new executive director was hired in 2014.