The Land Trust is always in need of monitors! For anyone who likes walking in the country, it is a pleasant task. We can match a property and location to fit the monitor’s interest. If you are interested, please contact us.
Each time the land trust accepts a conservation easement we also accept the legal responsibility to carry out the donor’s desires and the terms of the easement forever. Our monitoring program is designed to ensure that the trust fulfills its responsibility for guarding against easement violations.
SLT volunteers carry out periodic monitoring inspections. The land trust board:
- trains and coordinates the activities of our monitors
- keeps accurate and detailed reports of inspections
- responds to violations with appropriate action including mediation and/or litigation.
Monitors walk properties once a year to check & mark boundaries, pick up litter, and watch for problems with erosion, dumping, unauthorized logging or other issues. They then file a simple report.