What is a Land Trust?
A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or easement acquisition, or by engaging in the stewardship of such land or easement.
What are the services provided?
We will work with private landowners, government agencies, and other non-profit groups to provide the community with long lasting preservation and improvements to our way of life in the city of Sheridan and the surrounding area. We are currently working on several easements which will greatly enhance our future ability to inspire conservation easements and land donations.
All ages and all citizens of Sheridan will benefit. Visitors to Sheridan will be able to observe our pride in preserving our past for the future.
What are the Values of the SCLT?
The Identified Values of the SCLT were developed at a board retreat in August of 2006. They are:
ACTION & Working Values
Build a sense of community
Vision for the future
Respect for Private Owners
Giving back to the community
Educate the community
What is the Value Statement of the SCLT?
The SCLT shall build and create a vision for the future while respecting property rights, free enterprise and an open market.
The SCLT is a volunteer effort by giving something back, as well as educating the community about conservation and affordable housing needs.
The leadership from SCLT members shall build a sense of community and professionalism among the board, committees, work groups and Sheridan community.
The SCLT members promote integrity, respect, quality of life, balance and creativity.
Has the SCLT adopted Standards and Practices?
The SCLT has adopted the Land Trust Standards and Practices of the Land Trust Alliance, which represents more than 1,600 land trusts across America.