Good conservation of lands necessitates good stewardship, or the active management of the land to ensure its health and vitality for the future. The Thousand Islands Land Trust has an extensive Stewardship staff, who work year round to care for TILT’s Preserves, as well as to monitor TILT’s Conservation Easement lands. Stewardship activities include trail clearing and marking, mowing of grasslands, management of invasive species on Preserve lands, management to enhance wildlife and bird habitat, and ensuring that the terms outlined in Conservation Easements are observed.
With over 8,500 acres of stewardship, TILT can’t be everywhere all the time. Therefore, we also rely on our Preserve Stewardship Volunteers to assist with maintenance of the various trails we have throughout the region. This group of dedicated volunteers ensure that trails are passable and open for the public year round. They also monitor Preserves for invasive species infestations and for species of interest and special concern that indicate Preserve health.
You too can help steward your favorite preserve & trail! Check out our upcoming Preserve Stewardship Volunteer training sessions and sign-up today!