Land Conservation and Stewardship

by Sybil Kolon

Ten years ago the RVLT coordinated with several partners to form the Raisin Cluster, under the umbrella of the Stewardship Network. The Stewardship Network now has several other “clusters”, and continues to provide support that helps each cluster evolve in their own communities. Each cluster is a network of people and groups who are working to bring land stewardship activities to a wider landscape and audience.

Our partnership with the Raisin Cluster began because several board members have property we want to steward. Land stewardship is being done at some of the conservation easements that RVLT holds, but there is always room for more stewardship. Whether it is part of a conservation easement or not, we encourage landowners and citizens to take part in restoring native habitats on private and public lands.