COMMITTEE MEMBERS

BOARD GOVERNANCE

Kevin Bonneau, Chris Wright, Bob Dean

FINANCE

Kevin Bonneau, Bob Dean, Scott Oneto

STEWARDSHIP

Susan Bragstad, Bob Dean, Chris Wright

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Bob Hartmann (Doctor)

  • Bronwyn Hogan (Biologist)

  • Amanda Bohl (Community Development)

  • Bob Broderick (Forester)

  • Carlan Meyer (Farmer)

  • Dan Port (Farmer/Rancher)

ABOUT MOTHER LODE LAND TRUST

The Mother Lode Land Trust (MLLT), formerly the Amador Land Trust, was established in 1990 by a coalition of ranchers, conservationists and other concerned citizens to preserve the landscape of the Central Sierra Nevada. As a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, MLLT accepts conservation easements, provides technical assistance to landowners on preservation techniques and promotes public awareness of the importance of preserving our lands.

MLLT holds 26 conservation easements and over 7,500 acres in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties. Most of the easements are at mid elevation containing oak woodlands, chaparral, and mixed coniferous forests. Several easements are in Alpine and Tuolumne Counties and are at elevations greater than 8000 feet. MLLT monitors the properties annually to ensure that the rights and restrictions of the conservation easements are upheld.

Mother Lode Land Trust is guided by a six-member Board of Directors with expertise in business management, non-profit management, conservation law, finance, botany, education, ranching, forestry and water rights. MLLT also has a six-member Advisory Board with expertise in forestry, agriculture, wildlife biology and public policy.

MLLT is staffed by a full time executive director with experience in business development and management and a degree in Rangeland Resource Science, a part time Stewardship Director with a background in Natural Resources, and a part time Administrator with a background in non-profit business management and grant writing.

MLLT produces and distributes two newsletters a year. This newsletter highlights individuals with conservation easements on their land and recent land trust activities.

MLLT is funded through grants, board member donations, memberships and endowments.

MLLT is currently concentrating its efforts on broadening its service area to include all of El Dorado and Tuolumne Counties. The Mother Lode Land Trust is also deeply involved in the Stewardship Council’s divesting of PG&E lands in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties. Lastly, MLLT continues to work with developers and government organizations on mitigation projects concerning wetlands, riparian areas, blue oaks, elderberry longhorn beetle, and red-legged tree frogs.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Chris Wright - President

  • Scott Oneto - Treasurer

  • Kevin Bonneau - Secretary

  • Bob Dean - Director

  • Susan Bragstad - Director

  • Brian Kermeen, Tuolumne County Land Trust Rep.

 

 

 

Who We Are

Mother Lode Land Trust is guided by a six-member Board of Directors with expertise in business management, non-profit management, conservation law, finance, botany, education, ranching, forestry and water rights. MLLT also has a six-member Advisory Board with expertise in forestry, agriculture, wildlife biology and public policy.

 
 

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