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STEWARDSHIP
CARING FOR CONSERVED LAND 

Once land is conserved, our Land's Team monitors the property in perpetuity, working with the landowner to restore, manage and enhance its natural, historical, and cultural value. We must ensure that the conservation easement's agreed values are held to maintain permanent protection. 

THE CONSERVATION EASEMENT IS JUST STEP ONE

Our trained stewards make annual visits to each property, touching base with landowners, documenting the protected area's current conditions, and helping landowners craft property modification plans with the conservation restrictions in mind.

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The documentation includes:

  • Photographs of buildings, views of the property, natural features, and more.

  • Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) data.

  • Notes on observations and comments from the landowner.

The stewardship specialists also may make additional visits during the year to meet with landowners or respond to concerns that require on-site review. NVCT welcomes landowners to join us during our property visits. 

 

Stewardship specialists are always available to review conservation easement deeds with landowners, answer questions, and help ensure that activities on the land (such as tree work, construction, or other changes) are consistent with the terms in the conservation easement deed. They can help guide landowners to professionals for technical advice and find creative solutions where needed.

 

Conservation easements are a partnership between the landowner and NVCT, and we value this long-term relationship. Please call or email our Land Stewardship team at any time to discuss your property.