Caring for the Land
stew·ard·ship: \stü-ərd-ship\ n. the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care (i.e., stewardship of land and natural resources).
When you help the Feather River Land Trust conserve important lands, you entrust us to ensure that its natural and cultural resources are taken care of now and for future generations.
Stewardship of Lands We Own
We manage the properties we own to ensure public benefit for future generations. When needed, we seek funding to enhance the ecological and public values on our properties. This might include improving wildlife habitat, restoring riparian areas, controlling invasive weeds, preventing fire, and improving access and educational value for visitors.
Learn more about ways we’re caring for the land:
- Invasive Weed Control
- Conservation Grazing
- Forest & Fire Management
- Cultural Resource Stewardship
- Natural Resource Inventory and Mapping
- Improving public access and education
Stewardship of Conservation Easements
When FRLT acquires a conservation easement on a property, we take on an obligation to ensure that the land is managed in a way that is consistent with the terms of the agreement, even when protected properties pass to new owners and plans for a property change.
The landowners remain the stewards of the land, while FRLT's responsibility is to "steward" the easements that we hold. We monitor each conservation property at least annually to ensure that the terms of the conservation easement are being met, but land management continues to be the responsibility of the landowners. We think this is the way it should be – keeping people who know the land connected to and caring for the land.
Want to help?
We’ve got lots of opportunities to volunteer and make a difference on the land. Find out how to volunteer here.