Real Property Liability

The ownership of interests in real property raises significant risk for chapters, councils and for the whole organization. As a result, TU’s Board of Trustees has adopted several policies governing the acquisition by any part of TU, including chapters and councils, of interests in real property. As a general matter TU, at the national level and at the council and chapter levels, is not set up to own or manage interests in real property and should own or manage interests in real property only in the most unusual circumstances. All of the policies listed below can be found in the Important Policies section of the Tacklebox.

Trout Unlimited Policy on the Ownership of Interests in Real Property:

This policy establishes a process for TU to follow if the national staff or a chapter or council wants to retain or acquire an interest in real property. The policy also addresses a process for the review and approval of office-space leases.

Trout Unlimited Policy on the Ownership of Access Rights for the Purpose of Recreational Fishing:

This policy establishes a process for all of TU to follow when acquiring, by agreement, access to privately held property for the purpose of recreational fishing. Some of these proposed agreements require the approval of the national staff.

Resolution Concerning the Prohibition of Holding Interests in Conservation Easements:

This Board resolution reaffirms the Board’s policy that no part of TU should own interests in conservation easements. While the Board of Trustees strongly encourages TU at every level to work to protect land and access to land for conservation and fishing, TU is not set up to manage and enforce conservation easements. TU should work with accredited land trusts and landowners to have land trusts acquire and enforce these easements.

Trout Unlimited General Policy and Guidelines for the Acceptance of Charitable Contributions:

While TU at every level welcomes gifts and contributions, some of those gifts, such as gifts of real property and closely held securities, can present liability issues. This policy identifies which kinds of gifts require review of the national staff before they may be accepted.


EVENTS & TRAININGS

TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following in-person and online events:

In-Person Trainings:

2020 Annual Meeting
TBD Online Event Planned

2021 Northeast Regional Rendezvous
June 26-28 – Connecticut

 

Online Trainings:
View recordings of past webinars online at www.tu.org/training. Online webinars are held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

June 4 – Planning for the Fall: What Activities Work Best (8PM)

June 9 – Tactical Succession Planning (8PM)

June 15 – Council Chair & Vice Chair Roundtable (5PM)

June 22 – Leaders Only Tools Section: Fedback from Volunteers (2PM)

June 23 – State of Eastern TU: Stories of Impact from the Field (8PM)

CONTACT VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS

Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations


Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning