The Land Conservancy's mission is to preserve and protect natural sites and landscapes in Kingston and Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties.
To create a Land Conservancy that people throughout Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Counties will recognize as a trustworthy and far-sighted organization, preserving and protecting natural sites and landscapes in this area. The communities will see value in our goal of protecting representative natural habitats, supporting biodiversity and connecting natural areas across the counties, and will respect efforts to encourage land stewardship through cooperation with other environmental organizations and support for landowners. The Land Conservancy will be seen as a key partner in protecting the ecological integrity of this part of Ontario
About LAND CONSERVANCY FOR KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX AND ADDINGTON
The Land Conservancy celebrated its 12th birthday in June 2016. It has a strong Board and active Land Acquisition, Finance, and Mapping Committees. Membership has continued to climb from 98 founding members in 2004 to over 125 today. The Land Conservancy follows the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices. The Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s Assess Your Organization "audit" in 2009 and an update in 2014 concluded that the organization should be "extremely proud" of its achievements.
The Land Conservancy currently protects eight properties totaling 220 hectares, providing habitat for 19 species at risk.
In 2009, the Land Conservancy partnered with the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area and established an endowment fund, the Natural Areas Protection Fund. The annual grant helps to cover property tax, insurance, and stewardship expenses on Land Conservancy properties. The Fund currently stands at $50,000 with a goal of reaching $100,000 by 2017.