What stewardship looks like is quite variable from property to property. Stewardship of a conservation easement on private land, for example, could be as simple as a yearly property visit by our staff to ensure the conservation values of the land are not in jeopardy. On preserves owned by the Conservancy, stewardship can be a perpetual year round endeavor that includes such labor-intensive activities as invasive species monitoring and removal, trail and infrastructure development/maintenance, native plant and habitat restoration, visitor education and much, much more.

GTRLC has limited staff capacity to manage the enormous task of stewarding thousands of acres of land. Luckily we have many wonderful and incredibly active volunteers who help us with this important work. The level of stewardship we have come to experience would not quite literally not be possible without our volunteer colleagues who generously donate their time, skills and energy.

Learn more about current stewardship initiatives or volunteer by clicking the links below.