By Caroline Durham
As more land is conserved throughout the Triangle, it will take more manpower to steward our conservation easements. Because of the goals set in TLC’s new Strategic Action Plan, one person will no longer be sufficient to visit and monitor all of the properties under conservation easement. TLC is planning to launch a volunteer easement monitoring program that will hit the ground this fall.
Volunteer easement monitors will be well-trained, dedicated TLC volunteers who will perform annual monitoring visits with willing landowners. Volunteers participating in the program will provide crucial efficiencies for the organization, allowing TLC to conserve more land without hiring more people. If you’d prefer only TLC staff to monitor your easement, contact us. All participating landowners will still be in direct contact with the Stewardship Associate.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating as a volunteer in the volunteer easement monitoring program, please contact Caroline Durham at [email protected].