On behalf of Five Valleys Land Trust, we are pleased to introduce our 2021-2024 Conservation Initiatives, which have been developed to guide our work of the next four years with an eye towards a ten-year horizon for project development and impact.
Five Valleys will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. On the eve of such a momentous milestone, we undertook a planning process to provide a vision and framework to guide us as we enter the next half-century of conserving western Montana’s natural legacy.
In 2020 we conducted a survey and listening sessions among our members and partners, facilitated strategy sessions with board and staff, and held interviews with peer land trusts. In concert, we worked with Public Interest Management Group to conduct financial modeling to develop a plan to balance our short-term and long-term financial goals. The opportunity to utilize financial modeling amidst the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic provided invaluable insight and has helped create a sound roadmap for our future.
The culmination of these efforts is a dynamic strategic business plan that focuses on the Conservation Initiatives featured here and lays the groundwork for the next chapter for Five Valleys Land Trust. It incorporates building upon our core values as we focus on organizational excellence, ongoing integration of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our efforts, and working with our partners and landowners throughout western Montana to accomplish thoughtful, innovative conservation.
The future is bright. Thank you for your dedication to protecting this special place we call home.
-Jeff Roth, President, Board of Directors - Whitney Schwab, Executive Director
Photo of wildflowers above the Flint Creek Valley by Jason Savage Photography