The Land Conservancy's mission is to preserve and protect natural sites and landscapes in Kingston and Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties.
About the LAND CONSERVANCY FOR KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX AND ADDINGTON
The Land Conservancy was incorporated in June 2004. It has a strong Board, Land Acquisition, Finance, and Mapping Committees, and more than 30 active volunteer land stewards. From a start with 98 founding, the Land Conservancy now has over 200 supporters and members.
The Land Conservancy currently protects nine properties totaling 301 hectares, providing habitat for 18 species at risk.
The Land Conservancy has 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 $80,000 with a goal of reaching $100,000 by 2020.
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.
The Land Conservancy adheres to the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices.