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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Farmland Preservation, Food

Mission: The organization works with local landowners to permanently protect lands and waters that define its community and enrich the quality of life by purchasing, managing, negotiating, and developing conservation easements in the upper saco valley region of northern new hampshire and western maine.

Programs: The organization protects the local environment and the original natural habitat through acquisition, development, and monitoring of conservation easements as well as promoting education and awareness of the protection of natural resources.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out as a small donor over 10 or 15 years ago when I first learned about Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.
I was intrigued by the stated goals of this organization to preserve land and habit while protecting the aquifers and watershed. Simultaneously, the organization expressed a clear priority of protecting landowners rights to sustainable activity. It struck me as a home run. I became involved more deeply as a Land Monitor for several properties.
USVLT has become a part of the fabric of the local community. The energetic, insightful, and forward-thinking leadership and volunteerism are a symbiotic showcase of what can be accomplished through relationships and shared benefit. A superb organization!

Ann O.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust has had our continued support through the years because we have seen how many parcels of land all around us have been preserved for future generations. The organization is very forward thinking and regards our mountain valley as a treasure to be shared and taken care of by all of its citizens. We are proud of the work of so many and proud to be stewards of one parcel. It takes a village, a state, a country... to take care of the land, water air. It is up to all of us, together. Thank you, USVLT!

Donor

Rating: 5

USVLT continues to wow us with their work and our contributions!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust works effectively and efficiently with myriad community partners to accomplish meaningful, forward-thinking conservation work. I have a lot of respect for all that they do and how they do it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love these folks, their outdoor explorations are fun and educational. They have preserved valued land in our valley for hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking. A wonderful nonprofit with a grand purpose

Nels L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was one of the founding Board of Directors and also served on the Development Committee and Land Committee. Now I am a District Conservationist for NRCS and enter into many contracts with USVLT, both for land protection and habitat enhancement work. I am continually impressed with the professionalism of this organization. I interact with many board and committee members and staff on a frequent basis. Everything always works out very well and because of this I seek out opportunities to partner with them. First Cass!

Land_Trust_Accreditation_Commission

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Upper Saco Valley Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Upper Saco Valley 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.

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