Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust conserves and stewards vital natural areas, supports a vibrant local food system, and connects people with the natural world through inclusive education and recreation programs. Our goal is to protect our natural resources, cultivate care for the natural world, and in so doing, foster resilient, connected communities now and for generations to come.
In all our efforts, we are committed to these core values:
EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY
Every aspect of our organization exemplifies excellence. We fulfil our commitments, respect those we work with, and remain true to our mission. In all our actions and interactions with others, we value truth, honesty, and transparency.
Recognizing that individual creativity contributes to organizational success, we leverage our skills and expertise to develop innovative solutions to achieve maximum impact.
We raise, plan, manage, and spend our funds so that donor and grant dollars are used responsibly to carry out our work and to ensure that BTLT will be able to live up to our commitments in perpetuity.
EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY
We aim to be both effective and efficient in using our resources to meet our program goals.
COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION
We work in collaboration with a thriving network of volunteers, landowners, public agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and diverse community members to enhance our regional sense of place and ecological and community resiliency. Our staff, volunteers, and leadership respect and support one another and the broader community in all our efforts to achieve our shared mission and goals. Our management practices embrace setting of priorities, transparent decision-making, and coordination of activities.
INCLUSION AND EQUITY
We seek, actively and respectfully, to be inclusive as we work to build community among a diverse array of stakeholders, taking care to especially include those traditionally not engaged with conservation work, so that our conservation efforts will acknowledge an honest history of the land, provide benefits to our entire community, and help to build a more equitable future.