A conservation easement is only the first step in the land preservation process. Stewardship is the next step. Stewardship means working alongside landowners to carefully look after the conserved land so that it is sustained or enhanced for future generations. Annual monitoring visits to the easements we hold is one aspect of stewardship; it also includes outreach to easement owners and other conservation-minded landowners, and the community at large. The Conservancy acts as a resource for landowners and residents, offering information, connections to national resource professionals, and advice for property owners, as well as frequent tours of conserved land for the broader community.
Long-term stewardship is important for many reasons, among them:
For more information on how you can be a better steward of your land, please explore our Resources Page, or contact Kelly Germann, Resource Protection Manager for the Conservancy at 610-294-1077 or KGermann@tinicumconservancy.org
Protecting our rural character and natural resources
through community-based land conservation.