Once land is protected forever, it needs to be taken care of in order to stay healthy so the land can provide local food and wine, lovely trails, wildlife habitat, fresh air and cleaner water.
Working with our partners, landowners, and volunteers, we steward the land to ensure the intent of its protection through the conservation easement is being met and the conservation values are continually protected.
You can help ensure our protected lands are getting the care and management they need by joining us on a Stewardship Visit.
At its simplest, land stewardship means managing property. For Tri-Valley Conservancy, stewardship means annually visiting properties held under conservation easement to ensure the land’s resources are properly managed and protected for agriculture, wildlife or recreation to thrive.
Private Landowner land stewardship and easement monitoring
We value our local landowners who know the best way to steward the land. With their help and guidance we preserve the conservation values and resources we cherish. Each of the individual properties held under easement is required to be monitored annually for compliance with the terms of the conservation easement.
Public Land Stewardship
Tri-Valley Conservancy also holds easements on public lands within our community. As such, Tri-Valley Conservancy and our supporters take an active role in managing and maintaining them for resource protection and public enjoyment. In addition to the annual monitoring of these easements Tri-Valley Conservancy assists by organizing teams of volunteers for clean-up efforts, trail construction and maintenance, planting, watering, habitat restoration, non-native plant removal, and other work projects.