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Land Stewardship for the 21st Century


The Coastal Plain Conservancy (CPC) is a nonprofit land trust created in April 2003 whose mission is to acquire, preserve and protect lands of the coastal plain region for the conservation and stewardship of natural, historic, cultural and scenic resources for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. The CPC works cooperatively to foster partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, landowners, and community groups.

Our organization was formed through the combined efforts of many local individuals from various backgrounds. Persons representing the planning, business, environmental, development, civic and agricultural communities joined together to address the most effective way to preserve unique places in our community while safeguarding natural and cultural resources and scenic qualities. The conclusion of this grassroots effort was to form a local land trust, and to join the pervasive movement encompassing 1,200 land trusts throughout the country.

The inception of our organization laid a firm foundation for our success. With the guidance of national standards for ethical and sound practices set by the national Land Trust Alliance, the Coastal Plain Conservancy methodically evaluated and adopted Standards & Practices, Personnel Policies, and Financial Practices. Additional tools created include a comprehensive strategic planning process.

The CPC programs and policies are guided by two dedicated Boards the Governing Board and the Advisory Board. The Governing Board works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the day-to-day success of the organization, while the Advisory Board serves to broaden and enhance the sources of information and expertise available to the CPC on a more limited basis.

 

P.O. Box 1447, Lake Charles, LA  70602
(337) 721-5712  or  info@coastalplain.net