The Policy Statement shapes land and marine use planning in the Islands Trust Area. The document guides the preserve and protect mandate of Islands Trust, but the last version of the Policy Statement was written in 1994 and a lot has changed in the last 26 years.
We are updating the Policy Statement to be current, to be able to adapt to future challenges, and to take advantage of new and developing opportunities.
The Policy Statement helps shape the 20 official community plans — documents providing direction for community growth and change — plus associated bylaws, policies and regulations, as well as Trust Council programs and advocacy.
If you want to learn more, watch our short three-minute entertaining and informative video Islands 2050: The future of the Trust Area. There is also lots of great information at Islands 2050.