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Statement of Principles

 

 The Green Lake Conservancy, as a member of Wisconsin’s land trust community, is dedicated to the protection of local, regional and statewide natural resources which contribute to the ecological, social and economic well being of our communities.  Our goals are established and our actions are taken with a long term vision for resource conservation.  As a private, non-profit organization, we are obligated to provide a public benefit and therefore strive to avoid any conflict of interest or provide any private benefit to any of our Board members, members, or other individuals.

 

The Green Lake Conservancy pledges to conduct its land protection and organizational activities under the highest professional standards and in accordance with the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards and Practices. We acknowledge the trust placed upon us by our donors, landowner partners and the public by being fiscally responsible, by always considering our long term responsibility to the lands we protect and by building sustainable, capable land trust organizations.  In addition, we pledge to foster open and productive relationships with landowners, our fellow land trusts and the general public. 

 

The Green Lake Conservancy strives to undertake only those actions which enhance the reputation and credibility of the land trust community.  When appropriate, we work cooperatively with other land trusts, government agencies, private individuals and conservation organizations to accomplish high quality, lasting conservation of important natural resources.

 

In recognition of these ideas, the Green Lake Conservancy resolves to adopt this Statement of Principles as a guide to our continuing conservation work.

Adopted by the Green Lake Conservancy Board, 28 April 2012

 
 
(Adapted from Gathering Waters Conservancy's Land Trust Standards and Practices, 2004)