Mission: Triangle land conservancy strives to create a healthier and more vibrant triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature through land protection [continued on schedule o] and stewardship, catalyzing community action, and collaboration.
Programs: Conservation strategies: in fy 2015, triangle land conservancy conserved an additional 429 acres of land, comprised of 83 acres of owned land and 346 acres of conservation easements and resulted in protecting 346 additional acres of farmland and 83 additional acres of natural heritage land. Triangle land conservancy has helped protect over 17,000 acres of permanently conserved land and over 37,000 stream feet (7 miles) since 1983.
stewardship: in addition to fulfilling its stewardship responsibilities for over 17,000 acres of land and conservation easements, triangle land conservancy completed a comprehensive management plan for brumley forest nature preserve and hosted environmental education and local refugee farmers at its irvin farm preserve.
community engagement/outreach: triangle land conservancy (tlc) hosted and co-partnered more than 50 events/outings during 2014-2015 to activate its six open preserves and community partnerships. The community engagement staff hosted a series of public outings, events, and guided hikes across the triangle, accomplished in collaboration with fellow non-profits, businesses, and tlc volunteers. Community outreach also took place at events such as tlc's "wild ideas" series, and the co-sponsoring of conservation trust nc's "conservation for all" series in addition to piloting a program for at-risk youth through durham cooperative extension's project build program. Tlc is working on expanding its corporate community partnerships. These efforts are in addition to further deepening and supporting its relationships with its current partners/collaborators: learning outside, transplanting traditions, and the center for human earth restoration (c. H. E. R. ). Communications: to further its conservation goals through communications, triangle land conservancy issued numerous press releases (e. G. New conservation land closings, media advisories for prescribed burns, and tlc's national day of service in honor of dr. Martin luther king, jr. ). Numerous articles were written and published in the durham herald-sun about conservation and tlc events. The bi-annual print newsletter, conservation connections, and an annual report were disseminated to more than 2,500 members across the region. A publication and related blog posts were created to summarize tlc's new strategic plan. Videos of tlc's conservation work were created through partnerships with duke snap and great outdoor provision company in conjunction with "our state" magazine. Various forms of social and electronic media were utilized to increase public awareness about triangle land conservancy and the protection of open spaces.
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