Mission: The upper valley land trust helps people conserve land. Uvlt provides conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes. Our conservation projects secure and sustain the mixture of land uses so critical to the vitality and identity of the upper valley region.
Programs: Land conservation: we work with local conservation commissions, volunteers and partners to identify and prioritize land conservation opportunities. Our conservation transactions include donated conservation agreements and purchases, land received through bequests or bought outright. We provide technical assistance and conservation solutions for landowners. We hold permanent restrictions (conservation easements or fee title) to conserve key properties forever.
conservation easement and land stewardship: we uphold conservation protections on permanently-conserved parcels of land. We protect the conservation interests entrusted to us through strong relationships with landowners and regular inspections of all protected lands. Land management and use of fee-owned lands are geared, where appropriate, toward providing public access and creating educational opportunities. We maintain trails and campsites and own several natural areas.
conservation education- through publications, events, and outdoor programs, we educate, empower, motivate, and inspire people to support land conservation and stewardship by voluntary action. We engage private and public support and build partnerships to carry out conservation transactions. We encourage civic participation in conservation strategies and priorities. We encourage people to enjoy and care for open space and natural resources.
Upper Valley Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Upper Valley Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Upper 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.