The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County prides itself on a history of high professional standards and ethical practices. To ensure that this tradition of excellence continues, the Land Trust board, staff and volunteers are informed of, and are expected to follow, a number of policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. These include:
• Code of Ethics
• A Donor’s Bill of Rights
• Policy on Conflict of Interest, Board Compensation and Insider Transactions
• Whistleblower Policy
• Policy on the Receipt, Ownership Sale and Transfer of Marketable Securities
• Land and Conservation Easement Project Selection Criteria and Checklists
In 2005, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Board of Trustees resolved to implement the revised and expanded Land Trust Standards and Practices, developed in 2004 by the 1,700-member national Land Trust Alliance to serve as the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.
For more detailed information on the Standards and Practices visit the Land Trust Alliance.