Care for Your Valley
Keeping Land Conserved
The process that legally safeguards a farm, forest, or other type of land from development is the first big step towards being permanently conserved. But from then on, we must continually be attentive to how the land is being used, and be ready to resolve problems that might harm its condition or natural resource values.
Managing the Land
Caring for the land we conserve can also mean actively managing what’s happening on the property for the benefit of wildlife or recreation. Adding nesting sites for birds, enhancing habitat for rare animal species, removing invasive plants, or creating trails for people to explore are a few of the ways we can do that.
Taking Care of Your Own Land
Whether it is conserved or not, there are things you can do to care for your land, too. Learn about ways you can improve wildlife habitat, water quality, or plant communities on your land.