Every year as the leaves begin to change, Land Trust staff and volunteers lace up their boots and turn on the GPS to monitor all of the properties that are conserved, either by a conservation easement or those owned outright by the Land Trust. Monitoring every property allows the Land Trust to get an on-the-ground snapshot of the property conditions in addition to changes in human use patterns, wildlife, and vegetation year to year. This helps to inform our management practices and provide information to private landowners who have conserved their property.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the more than 25 individual volunteer monitors who visited all 52 properties conserved by BTLT in 2017!