Help Shape the Conservation Defense Insurance Program
We now need your advice on the details of the proposed conservation defense insurance program to make sure it works for your land trust. Please comment on the new proposed business terms for the insurance program. The Alliance encourages you to review and discuss the revised plan and its details with your board, your land trust attorney and insurance agent, as well as your key staff or volunteers. The draft Business Terms and draft Conditional Commitment Agreement are available online for your review.
In November, Rand Wentworth wrote to every Alliance member and asked for comments on a report looking at the feasibility of creating a conservation insurance program. More than 200 land trusts responded positively to that request.
Your comments and those we sought from attorneys, business leaders and insurance experts have been valuable in revising the draft feasibility report with substantive improvements. If you wish to read the original report or the explanatory material, go here.
Please send your comments and suggestions to Leslie Ratley-Beach by March 25, 2009 so that we have your advice in time for the Alliance board vote on the Business Terms at its April 9, 2009 meeting. Starting in May we plan to ask your land trust for a formal commitment to the insurance program.
Conservation Defense Director
Land Trust Alliance
44 Deerfield Drive Montpelier, VT 05602
802-262-6051 phone and fax