Land Stewardship

An essential component of LRCT’s land conservation work is the stewardship of the precious lands that the organization has already protected.  LRCT’s stewardship responsibilities include monitoring and managing these lands to ensure a balance between public enjoyment and the preservation of these extraordinary natural resources.  LRCT puts a high priority on ensuring public access for thoughtful recreation on its properties wherever appropriate and feasible.  Our stewardship work involves such activities as monitoring owned properties and conservation easements, developing management plans, maintaining and building trails, enhancing wildlife habitat, undertaking educational initiatives, inventorying plant and animal species, learning about the natural and human history of conserved properties, and maintaining relationships with abutting landowners and with the owners of conservation easement-protected land.

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Volunteer for Stewardship

The stewardship of LRCT’s  conserved lands and trails would not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of our Stewardship Volunteers.  Stewardship Volunteers participate in workdays at conservation areas, adopt properties and trails, monitor conservation easements, maintain existing trails, construct new trails, mark trails with blazes and signs, install new kiosks at trailheads, and assist with other needed stewardship tasks.  Thank you for your interest in volunteering to assist LRCT with the stewardship of conserved lands!

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and sign up to volunteer.