What comes next?
We have made an in-depth analysis of survey response patterns and hundreds of comments, which will guide the design and implementation of an action plan and our next five-year strategic plan. In addition, every Land Trust committee has begun to incorporate respondents’ priorities into their annual work plans.
But the coronavirus pandemic has gotten in the way of many of the initial action steps we had planned. In response, we have pivoted to new ways of communicating with our members to keep them connected with Land Trust programs and to the natural world, and modified key programs to assure they can continue to serve the community while also being safe. Our dedicated staff has responded with energy and creativity – and all while moving to our new office at Brunswick Landing.
Although the immediate future is uncertain, we are adapting both our properties and our programs to what the survey and the pandemic have shown us. Expect to see a deeper focus at BTLT on topics you have told us are most important– climate change, education, outreach to disadvantaged groups, guided walks, active engagement with the public on BTLT properties, continued support for local agriculture, and much more.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey and are helping us chart BTLT’s future.
Angela Twitchell, Executive Director
Emily Swan, Board President