Business

Please note that other than the meeting minutes provide here, these are all living documents. Meeting minutes are not posted until after Board approval, which usually occurs during the subsequent meeting. Updated versions of other documents will be made available when changes are made and approved by the Board. 

TPE 2016-2018 Strategic Plan

(we have carried over this plan until a 2020 plan is developed)

Plan with action items

TPE Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2018
2017
2016 
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

Future Board Meetings:

Board meetings are open to the public.  Contact the TPE Executive Director for dial-in instructions.
(all web conference calls are at 7:00 p.m.)

2019 meetings

January 22
March 3
May 21
Sunday, July 21, 10:00 am in Gays Mills, WI
Saturday, September 21, noon-4:00 pm in Viroqua, WI
Tuesday, November 19 via web conference call
Tuesday, December 17 via web conference call

Financial Forms

Advice Forms
Contractor Information Form
Equipment Inventory Form
 

Organization Documents

Mission Statement
TPE Articles of Incorporation (recorded)
TPE Bylaws


GENERAL

Policies

Conflict of Interest Policy
E-Mail Policy
Editorial Policy
Financial and Assets Management Policy
Fundraising Policy
Grant Administrative Costs Policy
Grant Policy and Procedures
Insurance Policy
Investment Policy
Membership Policies and Procedures
Policy on Private Land Sales
Records Retention and Destruction Policy
Sale of Assets Policy
Sharing of Mailing Lists Policy
Volunteer, Staff, & Consultants Policy
Whistleblower Policy

Other

Accounting Manual
Board Accountability
Board Member Job Description
Governance Model from the ad-hoc committee
Member Communication Plan
Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook
TPE Logo Guidelines

 

LAND PROTECTION 

Strategic Conservation Plan

Policies

Allocation of Stewardship Credits Policy
Conservation Easement Policy
Conservation Easement Amendment Policy
Conservation Easement Enforcement Policy
Hunting Policy
Land Protection Policy and Procedures
Land Valuation and Tax Benefit Policy
Property Naming Policy

Other

Buffer Land Definition
Conservation easement monitoring and legal defense fund calculator
Conservation Easement Monitoring Procedures
Criteria Score Sheet
DNR Easement Template
Easement Acquisition Checklist
Easement Monitoring Report Form
Easement Template
Fee Title Acquisition Checklist
Project Proposal Form
Ranking Criteria
Fee Title Property Monitoring Form

Letter Templates

Bargain Sale Letter Template
Easement and Title Gift Letter
Easement Bargain Sale Letter Template
Easement Donation Letter Template
Easement Sale Letter Template
Real Estate Donation Letter Template
Sale of Property Letter Template

 

LAND MANAGEMENT 

Burn Policy (including forms) - See Prescribed Burning webpage (link)
Management Agreement Template
Management Plan Template
Management Plans Policy
Procedure for Adoption of Management Plan
Procedure for Approving Management Agreements/Leases

 

CHAPTER-RELATED

Chapter Checking Accounts
Chapter Meeting Agenda template
Chapter Treasurer's Handbook
How to start a new chapter
Membership Dues Split Policy
NRCS and FSA Signing Authority
New Chapter Startup Funds
Paying Chapter Bills Policy

Chapter Guidelines/Rules

Chippewa Savannas
Coulee Region
Empire Sauk
Glacial Prairie
Many Rivers
Minnesota Driftless
Northwest Illinois
Prairie Bluff
Prairie Sands
Southwest 
St. Croix Valley