stew·ard·ship: the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.
Land stewards and stewardship groups are the Nature Trust’s eyes and ears on the ground at our various nature preserves. They are responsible for monitoring and caring for their assigned preserve by conducting a monitoring report at least once per year to note any changes to the site. It is important that the Nature Trust gets consistent information about a preserve’s conditions from some of the people who are most familiar with it. With this information, Nature Trust can make effective and integral plans of actions for the perpetual management of the nature preserves.
Stewardship is not only about monitoring, it is also about cherishing the land, connecting others to nature, and enhancing the quality of life for future generations. Through the stewardship program, stewards have the opportunity to organize events at the preserve, engage with local schools and community groups through activities and projects, and initiate important conservation and management practices.
This is a great opportunity for those who love being outdoors, want to be involved in land conservation, and live close to a preserve.
Land Stewards’ Resources
Complete this form during your monitoring trip and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Help keep an eye on invasive species on our nature preserves:
Other resources for land stewards:
(Updated: March 2017)