An essential component of LRCT’s land conservation work is the stewardship of the lands that the organization has 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.
LRCT’s stewardship work includes:
- Monitoring owned properties and conservation easements
- Developing and implementing management plans
- Maintaining and building trails
- Enhancing wildlife habitat
- Inventorying plant and animal species
- Learning about the natural and human history of conserved properties
- Undertaking educational initiatives
- Maintaining relationships with abutting landowners and with the owners of conservation easement-protected land
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.
Lakes Region Conservation Corps
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is excited to join the Lakes Region Conservation Corps Program as one of the host sites for summer 2022!
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps state service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals by providing hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association. Conservation Corps members are a driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
LRCT’s Forest Carbon Project
LRCT manages more than 8,000 acres of its owned conserved properties in a forest carbon project registered with California’s Carbon Offset Program.