Today, the DCLT is led by a Board of 18 Trustees with diverse expertise, and a small but dedicated staff. We have been recognized as one of the leading nonprofit land trusts on the Cape, now owning over 100 parcels outright and holding conservation restrictions on 20 others. In 2021, we became one of the first land trusts nationwide to enter into a Cultural Respect Easement, with our partners at the Native Land Conservancy, which provides access to all DCLT lands for Indigenous Communities for traditional cultural practices.
Our work is supported by a large and generous group of donors and volunteers, who have enjoyed participating in our annual summer auction, community-building events, and our environmental stewardship and educational programming. For those of you who have been supporters since our quiet beginnings in the 1980s, you undoubtedly appreciate how far we have come with your help. For those of you who have joined DCLT more recently, stay with us as we approach novel challenges and embark on a new and exciting set of opportunities.
Read our full history, written by DCLT founding and current Trustee, Richard Johnston, here.