Volunteer Trail Steward
- Make frequent visits to a specific conservation area and check high-use zones such as trails, parking areas, etc.
- Note issues such as downed trees, trash, trail maintenance needs, etc.
- Do light cleanup (e.g., removing trash or moving small downed branches) during the visit.
- Report issues to Kestrel Land Trust
NOTE: Volunteers may not conduct significant maintenance activities on the land without the explicit permission and oversight of Kestrel Land Trust.
- Interest in working outdoors and a commitment to conservation.
- Ability to hike distances and do light cleanup work.
- Time and ability to make frequent visits to conservation areas.
- Ability to travel independently to sites.
- Willingness to communicate promptly to Kestrel after site visits.
Typical Time Commitment
- We ask that Land Stewards commit to visiting a single property a minimum of 3 times per year.
- Volunteers may choose the day(s) that suit their schedules.
- Individual visits may take 1-3 hours depending on the size of the conservation area
Tools & Training Provided
- Property maps and information; option to borrow Kestrel equipment such as GPS unit, camera, compass, or safety vest.
- Invitations to any special trainings (e.g., tool use, invasive plant ID) Kestrel may provide.