What is Stewardship?
Once the Conservancy has protected a piece of land, the work has just begun. Whether a nature preserve that includes a trail system and parking area or a privately-owned conservation easement, the Conservancy is obligated to ensure that the conservation values of the land are maintained and – in some cases – even improved. The process of caring for protected lands and monitoring the terms of conservation easements all fall under the Stewardship Department of the organization.
As one might expect, this has been the fastest growing department within the organization!
Protecting Easements on Private Properties