Mission: Vinalhaven land trust promotes the conservation of our island's significant plant and wildlife habitat, our water resources, and scenic or historic spaces in order to preserve the traditional character of the community for generations to come. This is accomplished primarily through placement of conservation easements and outright purchases of conservation land.
Programs: In 2013 the land trust completed its capital campaign which began in 2011. During 2014 the trust continued to provide stewardship to the properties that it has under easement or owns outright.
the land trust provided programs to the community through environmental education programs at the school and a three season walks and talks program, open to all at no charge.
Vinalhaven Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Vinalhaven Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Vinalhaven 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.