FINANCES
 
Typically, the DRLT receives approximately $25,000 to $30,000 per year from dues, donations, memorial gifts and fundraising, including calendar sales.
 
Over the preceding ten year period, 86% of all receipts are from the sources listed above; the only other source was the Department of Agriculture (the WHIP Grant) received from 2004 to 2006. 
 
Periodically, the Trust will undertake a timber-cut on certain properties.  Although timber cuts produce revenue, the cuts are not considered as a source of revenue to be available for operations. All timber harvests are planned based on formalized timber harvesting guidelines.
 
Operating expenses are generally limited to insurance, property maintenance and professional fees.  The amounts paid for professional fees vary greatly depending upon the projects that the Trust may be working on during any particular year, such as property acquisitions and/or easements undertaken.  The Trustees donate substantially all administrative costs including office supplies and postage.  The overwhelming majority of all receipts are used to preserve and protect land. 
Please consider donating to the DRLT, to help us continue our efforts.