The Trust considers its lands as a legacy for area residents and stewardship of these lands to be a fundamental responsibility.
Management for each property begins with the assignment of a steward from the Board of Directors. Each steward is then responsible for developing strategies specific to each property, regularly walking the property to assess its status, and inspecting for issues that might require attention.
Some strategies are simply to remove debris left by nature and by humans while others are to preserve the land in its natural state. Others require regular maintenance, for example, trails must be cleared, marked and maintained; fields mown; and shorelines, marshes and wooded areas cleared of debris.
While the Directors do some maintenance and volunteers make a huge contribution, clearing fallen or dead trees, eradicating poison ivy, and mowing fields must be contracted out to professionals.