About the Rhode Island Land Trust Council
The Rhode Island Land Trust Council - established in 1999 - is a statewide coalition of land trusts.
Photo Credit: Richmond Rural Land Conservation Trust
Every land trust is different and reflects the uniqueness and priorities of their community. Land trusts seek to preserve open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, watersheds, drinking water sources, farmland, forests, historic sites, and shorelines that uniquely define our communities. Collectively, land trusts are protecting the special places in our communities so that our heritage remains as our legacy for future generations.
The Rhode Island Land Trust Council promotes land conservation in Rhode Island by supporting the missions and operations of land trusts, fostering collaboration and advocating for sound land conservation policy.
The Council strives to:
- increase land trusts' capacity to preserve land and manage the land that they are protecting;
- foster collaboration among land trusts and the exchange of ideas, information and technical expertise; and
- promote state policies and initiatives that support land trusts and land conservation.
Our work today will benefit generations to come.
- Help land trusts strengthen their operating, land protection and stewardship practices and standards.
- Offer collaborative programs and support systems to build skills and efficiencies in the land conservation community.
- Increase public awareness and support for land conservation and land trusts.
- Expand use and enjoyment of protected lands for all residents and visitors.
- Pass legislation and strengthen public policy to increase protection of conservation lands and natural resources.
- Advocate for protection of critical lands and resources especially when there is a gap in local capacity.
- Promote state funding for land protection.
- Actively promote the role and activities of RI Land Trust Council.