A. Fiscal Health

  1. Establish a financial plan for the long-term operations of the land trust by
    1. Developing an annual budget that reflects the land trust’s annual programs and activities
    2. Developing and implementing a strategy to address any deficit-spending trends
    3. Assessing the nature and variability of revenue and seeking to diversify funding sources
  2. Build and maintain sufficient operating reserves to sustain operations
  3. Adopt and implement a plan to build and maintain dedicated or restricted funds sufficient to cover the long-term costs of stewarding and defending the land trust’s land and conservation agreements