Land Trust Standards and Practices Program

Through a grant awarded to MWLT from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, several of our Directors recently completed an instructional program regarding the tenets of the Land Trust Standards and Practices Program. Maureen Hoffman, an experienced land trust practitioner and trainer, was our consultant, leading us through a program to improve and strengthen some of the many required activities relating to land trust quality and sustainability. We concentrated our improvements on records keeping and property monitoring. Workshop-type meeting were held at monthly intervals, and culminated in a well-attended final field trip to perform monitoring duties at our Star Landing property along Mousam River and Jagger Mill Road. Improved digital and hard copy filing systems are being instituted for all our properties, monitoring schedules are being finalized, and mapping programs are being enhanced.

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