Apply to Become a Board or Committee Member

Position: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Board or Committee Member


Staff/Volunteer: Volunteer


Monthly Hours: Minimum of 5 to include 1.5 hour monthly board meeting (third Monday of each month), 1.5 hour monthly committee meeting and 2 hours of public service.


Term: Board Director serves a three year term




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Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of the Board of Directors and/or a Committee Member of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.  Serving on the board and in a committee is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for professional growth.

“Sebasticook Regional Land Trust has a mission to recognize and conserve the rich wild and working landscape of Central Maine’s Sebasticook River watershed.”

Please read through this entire board member description and application questions. This application will be kept confidential and on file at the land trust offices. Applications are used to evaluate potential board candidates. The Board will interview potential board members and invite candidates to attend a future Board or committee meeting. Directors are elected by a majority vote of current board members.

Board of Directors Duties and Responsibilities

All Board members are asked to become an important part of a vibrant and influential land trust dedicated to the protection of open space and conservation.  We ask that you share your talents and skills to help protect, steward and advocate on behalf of the open spaces that protect our natural resources and quality of life.  We ask that you be willing to work with others, to listen to ideas, carefully consider important issues and work to come up with solutions to challenges. We ask that you demonstrate a commitment to conservation and the protection of the environment in our region.  In doing so, we anticipate the rewards will be significant as we realize, together, how WE can make a difference.

The legal responsibilities of every board member are:

  • Duty of Care  – Pay attention to the organization’s activities and operations

  • Duty of Loyalty – Put the interest of the organization before personal or professional interests when making decisions regarding the land trust or recuse yourself from voting

  • Duty of Compliance – Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, adhere to the by-laws and remain guardians of the mission.

The role of our Board of Directors include the following:

  • To determine the mission and purposes of the organization

  • To ensure effective planning

  • To monitor and strengthen programs

  • To ensure adequate financial resources

  • To protect assets and provide financial oversight

  • To build and sustain a competent Board

  • To ensure legal and ethical integrity

  • To enhance the organization’s public standing and garner (financial) support from the community.

Current Committees (Standing)

  • Habitat Restoration  (meets approximately monthly)- identify and implement projects that restore or enhance ecological functioning to degraded areas in the Sebasticook River watershed.

  • Stewardship (meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening, works on trails monthly) - manage and care for SRLT community lands and trails.

  • Outreach (meets monthly- first Monday of each month) - oversee the development and maintenance of the Land Trust’s public relations exposure and to assist in educating the community about land trusts and conservation.


Please include the following information and questions in your application and send to :

  • Educational Background

  • Community/Volunteer Activities

  • Other Memberships, Achievements, etc.

  • Why do you want to be a board member?

  • What talent do you feel you could contribute to the success of the land trust?

  • Why is being part of the land trust important to you?

  • What do you believe are the two most significant opportunities or concerns regarding land conservation today?

  • Please share any other thoughts regarding service on this board that you would like us to know.