Become a Land Steward – help us care for protected land.
Once an easement is finalized and recorded, Hollow Oak begins their stewardship of the land. This means once a year Hollow Oak staff or volunteers will visit and ensure that the land is being maintained according to the design of the easement.
Hollow Oak relies on volunteers to help steward its many conservation easements and preserves. As opposed to one-time work-party events, our volunteer land stewards “adopt” a property and help care for it over a period of years.
Land Stewards commit to:
- Attend a land stewardship training
- Visit their newly adopted property with a Hollow Oak staff member to get acquainted with it
- Monitor their adopted property one or more times per year going forward
- Complete an annual property monitor report
- Stewards complete annual monitoring reports to document any changes they might observe on the property, to help us learn about it over time, as well as to alert Hollow Oak staff to any problems that might arise.
Over time, stewards get to know and love the properties they help care for. Managing thousands of acres of preserved land is no easy task, so Hollow Oak volunteer land stewards serve a vital role!
Interested in “adopting” a property in your area? Please contact Hollow Oak at email@example.com for more information.