PRACTICES, POLICIES & REPORTS
As a committed member of the Land Trust Alliance, the Somers Land Trust strives to maintain a sound program of land transactions and land stewardship.
The following policies and practices have been adopted to ensure that SLT operates ethically, legally and in the public interest. More policies and practices will be posted as they are developed and adopted.
Practices contain guidelines that volunteers and others involved in activities with SLT must follow. These documents should be reviewed and understood by all who participate in any SLT program or volunteer event.
Safety is our highest priority at all Somers Land Trust events. During some activities, such as volunteer days at Angle Fly Preserve or Rhinoceros Creek Reservation, tools may be used which require proper operation, safety equipment, and/or training. All volunteers must adhere to the Safety Practices outlined here.
Policies guide how SLT conducts business and are applicable primarily to the Board of Directors, Officers, committee heads and other designated representatives.
Activities Permission Policy
The Somers Land Trust posts the properties it owns or manages with a list of activities allowed as well as those that are prohibited or that require explicit written permission from SLT. Review policy here.
Conflict of Interest Policy
The Somers Land Trust functions for the public benefit. Our effectiveness and credibility depend on avoiding even the appearance that we are acting for private, and not public,
benefit. Review policy here.
The Somers Land Trust requires its directors, officers, and representatives to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Review policy here.
Record Retentions Policy
Moss on tree root near old farm pond on green trail, Angle Fly Preserve, © Lauretta Jones
Somers Land Trust files financial reports annually with the IRS and the New York State Office of the Attorney General Charities Bureau. Highlights of those filings are presented each year at our annual members meeting in January and are available below or by request.
2019 Financial Statements
2018 Financial Statements
2017 Financial Statements
2016 Financial Statements
2015 Financial Statements
2014 Financial Statements