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's mission is to foster a sustainable land conservation movement in Rhode Island by supporting the missions and operations of land trusts and providing a forum for their effective cooperation.
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.
- Increase capacity and efficiencies in the land conservation community through collaborative programs and support systems.
- Significantly increase public awareness, participation with, and appreciation of conserved lands and land trusts.
- Pass legislation and strengthen public policy that increases the level of safeguards and protection for conservation lands.
- Substantially improve the standards and practices of land trusts.
- Fill critical gaps in land protection and stewardship.
- Increase state funding for land protection.