Caring for the Land
Taking Care of Special Places
With the permanent conservation of land, comes the significant responsibility to take care of these special places.
The primary way we take good care of our lands is through work parties led by our talented stewardship team. Work parties are great opportunities for members and the general public to help us care for the Land Trust properties – both Conservation Easements and Fee Owned Land. When funding is available, we also hire crews, particularly when tasks are especially difficult or require special expertise.
Work party volunteers help to build and maintain trails, remove invasive species, and plant trees and shrubs – among other activities. We are responsible to care for and maintain our lands. Therefore, it’s extremely important we develop a solid and diverse core of volunteers who we can count on for years to come.
Volunteer Site Stewards
Key members of our Land Trust stewardship team are our Volunteer Site Stewards. Site stewards adopt one (or more!) of the Land Trust’s properties and assist with monitoring and other activities on that property. They also develop a special connection with their chosen property while acting as eyes and ears for the Land Trust and assisting the stewardship team. If you’d like more information about becoming a site steward, contact our Stewardship Specialist, Kyle Ostermick-Durkee.
We would love to have you help us care for the land! Check out our Volunteer Opportunities and join us at our next work party.