|About||Keeping Columbia County rural for thirty years|
Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.
Columbia Land Conservancy will be a dynamic force in supporting and sustaining a strong and vibrant rural community, where agriculture plays a central role in the economy, where development respects historic traditions and natural resources, and where there are accessible open spaces and abundant, healthy natural lands and wildlife habitats.
In carrying out our work, Columbia Land Conservancy is guided by the following core values:
Stewardship - Columbia County’s scenic landscapes, diverse wildlife habitats, and fragile natural resources are a trust to be conserved for future generations through sound stewardship practices.
Community - A shared appreciation for the land contributes to a strong and healthy community. Our conservation agenda should be responsive to the needs and desires of the people who live here.
Tradition - Agriculture has played a defining role in shaping Columbia County’s natural environment and community character. The working landscapes of the countryside and historic rural patterns of settlement in hamlets, villages and towns are central to our heritage and should be maintained.
|Awards||Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce's Crystal Apple Award|