Become a Land Steward

Help us care for protected land.

Photo by Don Willott

GPC relies on volunteers to help steward its many conservation easements and preserves. As opposed to one-time work-party events, our volunteer land stewards “adopt” a property and help care for it over a period of years.

Land Stewards commit to:
  • Attend a land stewardship training
  • Visit their newly adopted property with a GPC staff member to get acquainted with it
  • Monitor their adopted property one or more times per year going forward
  • Complete an annual property monitor report

Stewards complete annual monitoring reports to document any changes they might observe on the property, to help us learn about it over time, as well as to alert GPC staff to any problems that might arise.

Over time, stewards get to know and love the properties they help care for. Managing thousands of acres of preserved land is no easy task, so GPC’s volunteer land stewards serve a vital role!

Interested in “adopting” a property in your area? Please contact Erik Pedersen for more information.