Mission: Steep rock association is a land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes in and around washington, ct and the shepaug river valley and to enhance the community's connection with nature.
Programs: In pursuing its mission, steep rock association will:- use best management practices to maintain and manage the lands and improvements entrusted to it for passive recreation, the protection of native flora and fauna, and to support sustainable agrigulture. - strive to raise environmental consciousness by enhancing the community's knowledge and appreciation of nature and its awareness of steep rock's on-going contributions to the culture and history of the town of washington. - pursue land-based non-commercial activities that benefit both steep rock and the community.
Steep Rock Association is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Steep Rock Association meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Steep Rock Association 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.