Catoctin Land Trustupdated: October 2016

Mission
It is the Mission of the Catoctin Land Trust to preserve and protect the rural landscape and cultural history of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions in Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania.

The Catoctin Land Trust is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established in 2000. It is the Mission of the Catoctin Land Trust to preserve and protect the rural landscape and cultural history of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions in Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania. To date we have protected over 3,000 acres in our region.

The CLT is committed to preserving forested and agricultural lands; protecting the quality and beauty of our rivers and streams; conserving historic landmarks and rural landscapes; and promoting the knowledge and values, which contribute to a healthy and sustainable future for our natural heritage and the communities we call home. Through use of conservation easements, land purchases and donations, the Catoctin Land Trust is working to reduce sprawl and redirect development pressures that are decreasing our forests, wildlife, farmland, and open space, while diminishing the quality of the waters which flow through and from these lands into the Chesapeake Bay. The Trust is committed to working with landowners to address individual needs and circumstances in ways that best preserve their land and our common heritage.

The Catoctin Land Trust encourages, supports and creates opportunities for education and research that heighten interest in land preservation and lead to a greater appreciation for the ecology of our area. We work in partnership with private landowners, public agencies, civic organizations, developers and others to place land in conservancy, ensuring that the natural beauty and ecological diversity of our region are protected. We recognize the intense pressures on land and the rights of individual property owners. And We believe that it is essential to preserve and promote the scenic, wildlife, fishery, recreational, watershed, scientific, and ecological values, and to perpetuate rural and agricultural areas for generations to come

What we do

  • Protect land in-perpetuity from development.
  • Monitor and legally defend protected lands.
  • Raise funds to purchase open space for permanent preservation.
  • Educate the public about the value of protecting natural and cultural resources.
  • Encourage a conservation ethic among residents and visitors to our area.
  • Operate in compliance with IRS regulations and LTA Standards and Practices.

 


Contact Catoctin Land Trust


Contact Catoctin Land Trust


PO Box 107
Frederick, Maryland  21705
Phone: 301-668-4028
Fax: (301) 271-2060


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


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