WE NEED LAND STEWARDS
Contact Jim McCollum, Land Steward Director
WHAT STEWARDSHIP IS
Stewards are individuals interested in protecting land in their neighborhoods. A Trustee will meet with volunteer stewards to tour land with them and discuss the history of the property with them.
What Stewards Do:
Monitor: Protect our lands from disturbances to the habitat by:
Making regular visits to evaluate any changes or threats to the parcel.
Writing reports on that parcel.
Bring any issues to the attention of the trustees.
Meeting neighbors and discussing the Conservation Trust and the parcel of conservation land they border. Asking for their assistance in identifying any animal or plant sightings.
Photographing and making notes on plant, animals and habitats found on the parcel.
Working with a Trustee to find and mark boundaries.
Recording water levels on parcel.
Recording invasive species and discuss remediation with a Trustee.
Maintain land by:
Keeping trails clear of brush and overgrowth.
Recommending ways to safely use the land to raise awareness of the Conservation Trust and the Nature around us.
Acting as guides for interested persons or groups.
Cleaning up small liter and recording any large item dumping so that appropriate clean up operation can be executed.
Reporting any unauthorized use to a Trustee.