Long Point Basin Land Trustlast updated: November 2010

WHAT IS A LAND TRUST?

A LAND TRUST is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization formed for the purpose of protecting and preserving ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic or recreational lands.

A LAND TRUST is supported by volunteers and offers an opportunity to be involved in the conservation of the local environment. Volunteers, representing a wide range of interests and expertise, provide the resources, energy, skills, community contacts and commitment necessary for the work of the Land Trust.

A LAND TRUST is a public policy tool that acts today to defend and entrench the rights of future generations that cannot, at present, defend their own interests to a healthy ecosystem.


WHAT IS THE LONG POINT BASIN LAND TRUST?
Incorporated in 1996 as a charitable organization, the LONG POINT BASIN LAND TRUST is part of the growing LAND TRUST movement in Southern Ontario. The Land Trust works with landowners or managers who wish to protect and preserve lands that have ecological, scenic, agricultural, historic or recreational qualities. The Long Point Basin Land Trust is one of the founding members of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA), an organization dedicated to the creation and support of a professional and ethical Land Trust movement in Ontario. To this end OLTA has developed a code of Standards and Practices to guide the operations of Land Trusts. Long Point Basin Land Trust has adopted these Standards and Practices to guide the operations of the trust.


WORKING AREA OF THE LONG POINT BASIN LAND TRUST
The geographical area in which the Long Point Basin Land Trust operates is part of what is referred to as Carolinian Canada. Carolinian Canada is less than 1/4 of 1 percent of the whole country’s land mass and is home to more species than most other parts of Canada. There are 2200 species of plants, 107 species of trees, 27 species of reptiles, 20 species of amphibians and 400 species of birds found here. Along with this rich biodiversity is also found 25 percent of Canada’s population that make their living working in the industrial centres and on the farms that compete for the habitat that all species need.


Contact Long Point Basin Land Trust


Contact Long Point Basin Land Trust

Peter Carson
PO Box 468
Port Rowan, Ontario  N0E 1X0
Phone: (519) 586-8309
Fax: (519) 586-8310




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