VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
A Lowcountry where land, water, and people thrive together.
To protect land and water forever, nurture relationships between people and place, and connect the community to conservation.
Trustworthy: Acting with integrity in every sense—ethical, professional, honest, and accountable.
Intentional: Pragmatic, using a strategic approach to accomplish the organization’s goals.
Innovative: Seeking new tools and creative methods to accomplish the organization’s goals.
Collaborative: Partnering with others to multiply the organization’s impact on conservation.
Nimble: Resilient in the face of opportunities and challenges and agile as an organization.
Local: Embedded within the community, serving as a trusted partner in conservation.
GOALS AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
GOAL 1: LAND PROTECTION
Surpass 170,000 Lowcountry Land Trust-conserved acres by protecting properties highly significant to rural landscapes, urbanizing communities, and the Lowcountry’s sense of place.
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
We will protect land by proactively engaging the owners of high-priority properties and responsively pursuing inquiries of landowners with properties that meet conservation criteria.
We will scientifically and collaboratively define regional and local conservation priorities to protect conservation values in critical landscapes and sites.
We will be creative in applying innovative conservation strategies and funding sources to broaden our reach and increase the efficiency and pace of our work.
We will leverage a variety of partnerships with governments, nonprofits, community leaders, neighborhoods, professional service providers, and businesses to achieve land protection goals.
We will educate landowners, locals, and leaders about conservation benefits and methods through regular engagement via communications, events, and outreach.
DEFINING LAND PROTECTION TERMS
High-priority properties exhibit exceptionally strong recreational, habitat, scenic, agricultural, historic, or cultural values. Other important factors include property size, proximity to existing conservation lands, and development risk.
Conservation criteria include the project’s proposed restrictions and reserved rights, such as the number of home sites, the amount of impervious surface, types of commercial uses, and the degree of protection for special natural resource areas.
Critical landscapes are large areas of land that remain relatively undeveloped and contain well-functioning ecological systems, diverse plants and animals, high water and air quality, and beautiful scenery.
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