Hunterdon Land Trust

Address

Historic Dvoor Farm
111 Mine Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
County: Hunterdon
http://www.hunterdonlandtrust.org

Contact

Ms. Patricia Ruby

Grant Amount

$55,000

Program Area

Environment

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support to preserve and steward critical farmland and conservation lands, engage the public, and promote a rural economy in Hunterdon County.

Organization Background

The Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT) is a conservation organization which was founded in 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the negative effects of increasing sprawl including the loss of natural resources and the degradation of cultural heritage.

The mission of the Hunterdon Land Trust is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting and enhancing natural resources and the cultural landscape of the historic Case-Dvoor Farm (Dvoor Farm) for public enjoyment and education.

As the organization has evolved, so has our role within the community. In addition to being a leader in land preservation, the Hunterdon Land Trust has become an innovative steward of natural and cultural resources, specifically Dvoor Farm, and a respected community partner working on local food systems.

Over the years the Hunterdon Land Trust has made significant impacts in each of its core program areas. Recent accomplishments include reaching a new land preservation milestone of 7,500 acres and creating a $2.3 million impact on the local economy via our farmers' market. Our record of land preservation success and commitment to meeting standards of excellence led to the Hunterdon Land Trust achieving national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in August.

Our success is largely credited to our outreach initiatives that focus on building a community of supporters who not only understand the threats to our quality of life but are armed to combat them. These outreach initiatives work in tandem with our core programs to preserve and maintain the rural character of our community.

The staff running these programs is comprised of a full time Executive Director, Land Acquisition Director, Land Steward, and Director of Cultural Resources as well as a part time Administrator, Finance Director, Director of Development and Director of Outreach. The Hunterdon Land Trust is governed by a ten-member board of Trustees who each serve on one or more of the following committees: Land Acquisition and Stewardship, Dvoor Farm, Finance, Governance and Development.

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