LLCT currently holds 88 conservation restrictions, permanently protecting more than 560 acres. As stewards of this conservation land, our commitment is to understand the land’s existing and historical conditions, monitor any changes over time, and take action to restore conservation values and protections when needed.
LLCT creates a Baseline Inventory Report for each newly acquired conservation restriction or deeded property. The report includes text, photos and maps to help LLCT track changes to each property’s physical and ecological features over time.
LLCT conducts an annual monitoring visit to each property, which begins with a review of the Baseline Inventory Report and subsequent monitoring reports. This annual visit is LLCT’s opportunity to note any significant changes, natural or human caused, which may impact the conservation value of the land and the protections put in place. The visit enables LLCT to connect with and build long-term relationships with our conservation partners, the landowners of the property.
Sometimes a landowner with a conservation restriction will violate the terms of the CR. If this happens, the LLCT trustees review the potential violation and contact the landowner to move forward with a proposal that restores any loss of conservation value on the protected land.
To avoid a possible violation, contact us before you do anything to disturb your protected property. We are always available to answer questions, and to clarify expectations and obligations, which can sometimes be confusing, especially for new owners.