Property 101

Our mission is to protect and enhance the conservation value of land. We serve the public good by preserving, restoring and providing access to natural lands. We also work to build and create parks for a variety of public use. These core objectives are not always compatible for individual land parcels, but we consider them to be mutually beneficial and organizationally relevant.

We seek to protect land that has value for:

  • water quality protection
  • erosion reduction
  • wildlife habitat protection
  • maintenance of forest and farm lands
  • outdoor recreation and educational opportunities
  • archaeological and historic value