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Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia Selected for
Land Trust Alliance
Excellence Enhancement Program

We are pleased to announce that the national Land Trust Alliance has selected the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia as one of only a dozen land trusts in the southeastern U.S. to participate in its new Excellence Enhancement Program. We are honored to be the first land trust in Georgia chosen for this program.

The Land Trust Alliance, as part of its national and regional strategies, is making intensive, multi-year investments in a few land trusts that have been identified as having high potential to significantly increase their conservation impact and program excellence. This collaborative project is intended to advance the effectiveness, proficiency, and sustainability of the selected land trusts.

According to the Alliance's statement of recognition, The Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia has demonstrated that it is prepared to become a stronger and more accomplished land conservation program, and based on this high potential for growth, the Land Trust Alliance has selected  the Mountain Land Trust for the Excellence Enhancement Program. The agreement further cites that selection of our land trust for this program is based on our high potential for growth through commitment to excellence and our land protection record.

The Excellence Enhancement project establishes a formal partnership between the Alliance and our land trust over a three year period, which includes commitment of the Land Trust Alliance's direct grants, guidance from regional program personnel, and direct advisory services and assistance in accomplishing specific action steps.

The Excellence Enhancement Program is intended to help our land trust:

Developing a new Strategic Plan is one of the steps in which we will be involved, for purpose of clarifying a bold vision for the future and lay the foundation for achieving our goals.

The Land Trust Alliance is the national service center and leader for land conservation organizations across our nation.  The Alliance was established 30 years ago by America's land trust for purposes of exchange, coordination, training, national conservation policy and funding advocacy, and advancement of land conservation.   Our land trust has been a long-term member of the Land Trust Alliance.   The Alliance welcomes and encourages individuals also to join as members (for information about the Alliance, its services, and membership benefits see: www.landtrustalliance.org).

We will keep our members and supporters apprised of our progress, and, as always, we will count on your continued investment in our work, mission, and future growth.   Thank you for all you do to help advance our mission of land conservation and community enhancement.