Stewardship

Ste•ward•ship: The conducting, supervising and managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care <stewardship of natural resources>

Protecting healthy habitat – forever.

Taking care of the lands and conservation easements entrusted to us is our most fundamental responsibility.  We own and manage nearly 3000 acres of our region’s most important natural areas, and we hold conservation easements on an additional 2500 acres. We take our responsibility seriously and strive to protect and maintain the conservation values and natural character of our precious lands and waters to ensure that they remain intact forever. Responsible stewardship is neither cheap nor easy. We depend on the collaboration of our members, community volunteers, partner organizations, and conservation landowners to maintain healthy land and water that benefit fish and wildlife, our community, and future generations.

Join us for a volunteer work party, citizen science project, or field trip to learn about stewardship first hand. Volunteers work with experts to monitor habitat, plant native trees and shrubs, and restore riparian areas. The work is fun and builds a deeper connection between volunteers and the land and water of our region.