The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands is accredited by an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation.  It is awarded to land trusts meeting the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence.

​Each accredited land trust completes a rigorous review process and joins a network of organizations united by strong ethical practices. This trusted network of land trusts has demonstrated fiscal accountability, strong organizational leadership, sound transactions and lasting stewardship of the lands they conserve.

The seal is awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The volunteers who serve on the Commission represent a diverse group of land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country.  For more information please visit

The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands is guided by eight volunteer trustees, all residents of the Virgin Islands, and representing each of the V.I.'s three largest islands: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. 


Our Trustees represent a broad range of interests and professions including small business owners, legal professionals, a botanical scientist and author, government and corporate professionals, a real estate agent and a construction project manager. They bring to TVIL an overarching land conservation ethic and a passion for the Virgin Islands that drives our organization forward. 

Carlos Tesitor  -Secretary/Treasurer

David Silverman - Trustee



The Trust For Virgin Islands Lands was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2006. TVIL is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a member of the Land Trust Alliance, the national convener and representative of over 1,700 land trusts across America.​


Landowners may choose to work with a land trust when they wish to permanently protect natural and scenic landscapes from development. We work with people to choose protection strategies that meet each landowners' conservation and financial needs.

Our responsibility as a land trust obligates us to maintain vigilant watch over lands entrusted to us for perpetuity.
Please contact the Trust for Virgin Islands Lands if you would like to learn more about our organization and efforts.

Sarah Haynes-Brin - President

Brigitte Berry - Trustee

Eleanor Gibney - Trustee

Nataki Finch-Richards - Vice-President

​​​Gerald T. Groner - Trustee

Bruce Wilson - Trustee