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policies & bylaws

The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy is a transparent, responsible, and accountable organization. Having a clear mission and a strategic vision, and robust policies in combination with our dedicated working board allows us to protect your land today for everyone’s life tomorrow. 

UPLC is an accredited Land Trust through the Land Trust Alliance! This accreditation status ensures that we are protecting land today for life tomorrow in the most responsible manner possible, and shows our capability to keep our promise of “forever.”

*Page Update in Progress. Please see below the line for older policies as new policies are updated.

OUR BYLAWS:
Bylaws 

 Our Policies:

  1. Ethics, Mission, and Community Engagement

    1. 1A Mission

    2. 1C Community Engagement

    3. 1D Ethics Policy

  2. Compliance with Laws

    1. 2A Compliance with Laws

    2. 2B Nonprofit Incorporation and Bylaws

    3. 2C Tax Exemption

    4. 2D Document Retention & Destruction 

    5. Board Accountability

  3. Board Accountability 

    1. 3A Board Responsibility​
    2. 3B Board Composition & Structure 
    3. 3C Board Governance 
    4. 3Ca Proxy Voting 
    5. 3D Board Approval of Land Transactions 
  4. ​Conflict of Interest 

    1. 4A Conflict of Interest Policy ​

    2. 4B Payments to Board Members

    3. 4 Transparency 

  5. Fundraising 

    1. 5A Legal & Ethical Fundraising Practices​

    2. 5E Gift Acceptance and Naming 

    3. 5 Whistleblower

    4. 5C Fundraising Plan 

  6. Financial Oversight

    1. 6A Investments Policy​

    2. 6B Financial Records

    3. 6D Financial Audit or Review Policy 

    4. 6 F Investment & Management of Financial Assets 

    5. 6F Forever Fund Management 

    6. 6 Expenditures

    7. 6F &  Investment & Management of Financial Assets & Dedicated Funds

  7. Human Resources

    1. 7A Organizational Capacity​

    2. 7B Volunteers

    3. 7C Consultants & Contractors

    4. 7D Transition Planning

    5. 7F Personnel Policy

    6. 7G Compensation & Benefits

    7. 7I Disaster Response

  8. Evaluating & Selecting Projects 

    1. 8 Public Benefit Policy​

    2. 8B Project Selection Criteria 

    3. 8D Federal Policy for Public Benefit 

    4. 8L Acceptance & Sale of Non-Conservation Land Policy

  9. Ensuring Sound Transaction 

    1. 9 Boundary & Survey Policy​

    2. 9C Environmental Hazards Policy 

    3. 9D Property Boundary and Survey Policy

    4. 9E Easement Drafting Policy 

    5. 9F Title Investigation & Recording 

    6. 9G Recordkeeping

    7. 9H Purchasing Land or Conservation Easements 

    8. 9I Selling or Transferring Conservation Land or Easements

  10. Tax Benefits & Appraisals 

    1. 10ABC Tax Benefits & Appraisals ​

  11. Conservation Easement Stewardship 

    1. 11A Funding Easement Stewardship 

    2. 11B Baseline Documentation 

    3. 11C Conservation Property Monitoring 

    4. 11D Landowner Relations 

    5. 11E Conservation Easement Enforcement

    6. 11H Conservation Easement Amendment Policy 

  12. Fee Land Stewardship 

    1. 12A Funding Conservation Preserves​

    2. 12B Develop A Written Land Management Plan for Fee Title Properties ​​

    3. 12C Land Management 

    4. 12D Conservation Property Monitoring

    5. 11F Approvals and Permitted Rights

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