About the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust
The L.M. Montgomery Land Trust is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1994 to work to preserve the scenic agricultural coastal lands on Prince Edward Island’s north shore.
With the agricultural economy in a downturn, and land prices rising, the pressure on family farms in our area to sell land for development is increasing every day. The result is that our historic coastal agricultural land, an iconic part of the Island landscape, is in danger of disappearing forever, along with the family farms that have nurtured this land for generations.
Concentrating on the area between French River and Sea View, the Land Trust works with land owners to identify alternatives to selling land for development, using a variety of mechanisms to secure the “development rights” for land and therein preserving it free from development in perpetuity.
We do this because of our own love for the land, because of our commitment to family farms, and to honour the memory of L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, who was so inspired by the landscape a century ago.
The affairs of the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust Inc. are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors; as of May 12, 2011, members of the board are as follows:
- Executive Committee
- Bill Bishop (President)
- Scott Stewart (Vice-President)
- George Campbell (Treasurer)
- Martha Ellis (Secretary)
- Directors at Large
- John Cousins
- David Keedwell
- Scott Linkletter
- Peter Rukavina
- Jeff Squires
- Jim Travers
The Land Trust maintains a small part-time staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization:
- Martha Ellis (Executive Director)