Community Stewardship Program

Let us help you manage your conservation lands! 

Staffing constraints often mean that town and conservation groups may never fully benefit from the investments they have made in open space protection; management plans are not established, new trails are never built and older trail systems and amenities are not properly maintained. As more open space is protected throughout the region, it is important to implement proper care for these conservation lands and, when appropriate, establish access for safe public use and enjoyment.

Wildlands Trust's Community Stewardship Program can help provide reliable and affordable on-the-ground land stewardship support for towns, private land owners, and other non-profits that lack designated stewardship staff and expertise.  

Let us assist you with:

  • Property management plans

  • Open space plans

  • Habitat restoration planning

  • Grant application preparation

  • Trail design and construction

  • Trail maintenance/stewardship

  • Amenity planning and construction (kiosks, benches, signage, parking areas)

  • Custom trail map design and interactive applications

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services

  • Natural resource and wildlife inventories

  • Baseline documentation reports

  • Vernal pool certification and wetland delineations

  • Invasive species management

  • Permitting

  • Volunteer recruitment and supervision

Please call 774-343-5121 x105 or email Conor Michaud to find out more about how the Community Stewardship Program can help your group meet its conservation goals.

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