In 2013, the Southeast Land Trust embarked on a comprehensive planning process to explore and evaluate our region, our work, and our vision for the future. Our goal was to ensure our work remains relevant to the people and communities we serve by re-envisioning the role of a land trust in these changing times.
Our new vision is a simple statement of the relationship of people, community, and nature: Conserved lands in every community, sustaining people and nature.
Our new mission is to protect and sustain the significant lands in our communities for clean water, outdoor recreation, fresh food, wildlife, and healthy forests.
This restated mission recognizes that conservation is achieved in two steps – first protection and then stewardship. It also clearly ties the desire for conservation land to people and communities while continuing to recognize that sustenance of nature itself is a goal of our work too.
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