TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL PRESERVATION OF LAND, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ESTABLISH STEWARDSHIP OBJECTIVES AND PROVIDE FINANCIAL MEANS TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS.
In 1992, the Trust created a stewardship program to respond to the growing demand for creative solutions needed in landscape management. Today, all of our conservation projects include stewardship programs to ensure effective care and supervision of the preserved lands.
We include stewardship objectives in our conservation process because we know that land can't take care of itself. So, utilizing the best current and practical natural resource management strategies, we assist landowners with a stewardship plan that reflects the owner's goals yet preserves the unique natural features of each property. Our plans take into consideration elements such as education or recreation, agricultural or timber harvest, restoration of habitat and species diversity protection.
And while some properties may need minimal maintenance, others might require extensive measures to control erosion, restore natural systems or enhance the landscape. The Trust feels that all landscapes merit a management plan with someone committed to overseeing its implementation.
North American Land Trusts philosophy is that stopping random development of an area is not enough. The Trust feels that a well-funded stewardship program must be part of the solution.
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