Caring for Your Own Land
If you own land–conserved or not–you can make wise choices about how to care for it to meet your goals.
And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a half-acre in a neighborhood or 100 acres of forest or fields: There are many things you can do to take better care of your piece of the earth.
Do you want to attract more wildlife? Or provide more diverse flowers in your garden for pollinators? Manage your woods to encourage more oak trees? Or keep that nasty bittersweet vine from taking over your yard?
There are many resources available: On this page, you’ll find some reliable sources to get you started.
My Land Is Already Conserved: What Should I Know?
If you have conserved your land with a Conservation Restriction (CR) with Kestrel, or you have recently purchased land that has a CR on it, we are here to help you with any questions you have about how to care for your land and what the terms of the CR allow you to do.
Resources for Landowners
Managing Your Woodland or Forest
Massachusetts Service Forestry Program
Supporting Wildlife on Your Land
Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Supporting Native Plants & Pollinators
New England Wildflower Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center