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STRATEGIC PLAN 2019 - 2021


The Chatham Conservation Foundation preserves land for the benefit of the people, plants, animals and ecosystems of Chatham.


Our inspiring landscapes will be permanently preserved for generations of residents and visitors.  We strive to preserve open space that balances the protection of wildlife and the environment with greater public access. We do this through acquiring lands as opportunities arise and serving as good stewards of our currently held conservation properties.

Chatham Conservation Foundation will work to ensure we are an economically sustainable organization able to accomplish our goals together with our active community.


Goal #1 - Acquire, Protect and Manage Natural Areas in Chatham

  • Identify critical resource areas and conservation opportunities

  • Acquire land and establish conservation restrictions

  • Monitor and maintain health of CCF salt marshes

  • Ensure the stewardship of conserved properties with volunteer support

  • Make selected properties accessible to the public

Goal #2 - Community Perception and Engagement

  • Foster a connection between the community and conservation lands

  • Broaden communications reach and impact

  • Strengthen partnerships to achieve conservation goals

  • Promote a land ethic through activities, education and outreach

Goal #3 - Financial Sustainability

  • Strengthen and diversify fundraising

  • Promote private and public funding for land conservation

  • Manage financial assets prudently

Goal #4 - Governance

  • Clarify Board and staff accountability and expectations for their service

  • Ensure the Board of trustees complies with their legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Ensure effective communications and operations for improved collaboration

"Conservation is a cause that has no end.  There is no point at which we will say our work is finished." - Rachel Carson

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