The St. Lawrence Land Trust, a volunteer-run organization, actively seeks involvement from everyone passionate about the St. Lawrence Valley. You do not have to have expertise in land conservation, just a willingness to donate some time and support the Mission of the Land Trust. Contact us, and we will let you know how you can volunteer to help the cause of private-land conservation in our region.
A principal source of funding for the St. Lawrence Land Trust is individual, business and private foundation contributions. As a 501 (c) (3) conservation organization, contributions are tax deductible. We are volunteer-run and our administrative costs are modest allowing most of our funds are used directly to accomplish our conservation priorities and community outreach. We adhere to the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards & Practices, which provides sound guidelines for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Learn about private-land conservation locally, regionally and nationally. As a St. Lawrence Land Trust member, you can keep current about our local projects and outreach activities. You may also wish to ‘friend’ us in Facebook, or subscribe to our rss feed.
You may also want to learn about the activities of our neighbor land trusts, including the Adirondack Land Trust, the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, the Thousand Islands Land Trust, the Ontario Bays Initiative, or Indian River Lakes Conservancy. To learn about what land trusts are doing nationally, check out the Land Trust Alliance.
Be an Advocate
Let your local, New York State, and Federal Government elected officials know that you support voluntary private land conservation. Let New York State officials know that you desire that the New York State Environmental Protection Fund be used for its intended purposes. For information on New York State legislation and policy related to private land conservation, see New York State Policy Program. For information on national legislation and policy related to private land conservation, see Accelerating the Pace of Conservation.
Protect your Land
If you own land, you may be considering measures to protect the environmental, cultural, and recreational values of your property. There are many ways to do this, including drawing up a conservation stewardship plan, creating a conservation easement, or transferring ownership to a Land Trust. For information on options for protecting your land, see Conserving Private Land.