Help us care for protected land.
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 (VoLS) “adopt” a property and help care for it over a period of years.
Volunteer 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 using our monitoring software.
VoLS document any changes they might observe on the property, help us learn about it over time, and alert GPC staff to any problems that might arise.
Over time, VoLS 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!
We have reworked our VoLS program to reflect our updated policies & procedures and VoLS handbook, and our new monitoring software. In spring 2023, GPC staff hosted our first VoLS training in 3 years!
VoLS trainings happen at least once a year, depending on interest from the community and capacity within our organization. Our next training will be in spring 2024. If you’re interested in “adopting” a property in your area, please submit the VoLS Interest Form below, and we’ll reach out with details for the next VoLS training in due time.
Thank you for supporting land conservation in your community!