Stewardship

Once a property has been protected with a conservation easement, we work with the landowner to ensure the conservation Breeding_easement_2008 018 values of the easement are upheld. The conservation easements can provide many benefits to the community by protecting wildlife habitat, water quality, agricultural lands, scenic landscapes as well as helping to protect our drinking water supplies.

Conservation easements restrict development, preserving the conservation values of our working farms and forests and natural habitat here on the lower shore.

Monitoring the easements is part of our work we enjoy the most. We get the chance to visit beautiful properties and hear the stories about why someone cared enough about the land to preserve it for future generations.When the land trust agrees to hold a conservation easement, we acknowledge the conservation values and we agree to ensure those values remain intact forever.