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Strategic Plan

"Our natural world calls upon each one of us to proceed boldly with urgency and confidence as we pursue courageous conservation.  We commit to honoring the lessons of the last seven generations just as we work in partnership with others to shape the world the next seven generations will inherit. This philosophy comes from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle. We understand that reciprocity is the foundation for our relationship with nature. Our receipt of extraordinary, life-giving benefits is inextricably linked to our responsibility to protect and enhance nature. 

As a Great Lakes land trust, we will focus on the ways our actions on the land impact the water our world needs. We will explore ways to support sustainable agriculture and expand access to our healthy, local foods. We commit to learning about the systemic racial and social inequities that exist in Western New York and to finding the unique ways that our land trust can work to right these injustices. We will be a national land trust leader as we pursue conservation that weaves together a strategy impacting biodiversity, climate, and equity for the health and wellbeing of our community."

Nancy Smith
Executive Director

Read our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.