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Legacy Land Trust Society has raised $2.1 million

Projects totalling 2,142 acres involving eight registered properties and seven landowners have been completed
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MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - Legacy Land Trust Society (LLTS) officials have updated Mountain View County council on some of its recent activities and plans. The review came during the recent regularly scheduled council meeting, held in person and online.

LLTS is a registered non-profit charity dedicated to conservation and stewardship of land, waterways and wildlife in this central Alberta region. The society’s overarching goal is to conserve ecologically, agriculturally and historically valued lands.

Chair Kim Good said society members, including many volunteers, have been busy in recent months.

Projects totalling 2,142 acres involving eight registered properties and seven landowners have been completed.

Conservation easements now in progress include two to be completed by end of 2021, three to be completed in 2022-23, involving four landowners and about 900 acres.

Funding requested for future conservation easements have come from five properties and five landowners involving about 1,200 acres.

LLTS has raised just over $2.1 million, and for every dollar the county invested, $12 has been raised from individual donors, foundations and grants, she said.

“Mountain View County has been instrumental in the creation of a regional land trust and the success that Legacy has had to date,” said Good. 

During her presentation, Good commended outgoing Mountain View County councillors Bruce Beattie, Duncan Milne and Al Kemmere for their work with the society over the years.

Beattie commended society members for their efforts.

“I think it is a terrific thing for Mountain View County and let’s hope that it continues to grow and expand and put more land in easement,” said Beattie.

Council accepted her report as information.