Stewardship

Stewardship Workgroup

Over 100 landowners have already protected nearly 10,000 acres of land in Jefferson & Berkeley Counties. The Stewardship Workgroup develops outreach tools to engage existing easement holders in conversations about continuing to protect their land through conservation practices such as tree plantings along streams, livestock fencing around water sources, and more.

Accomplishments

  • In final stages of developing a toolkit for engaging conservation easement holders in implementing conservation practices

Meeting Notes


  • March 9th, 2020 - Meeting Notes. The group formerly changed our name to the "Stewardship Workgroup". Based on survey results, we updated our Conservation Survey and Educational Brochure. At our next meeting in May, we plan to finalize these two documents as our "BMP Toolkit" and work with the Conservation Workgroup to develop a workflow for implementation.

  • January 22nd, 2020 - Meeting Notes. The group discussed survey results on the first draft of our BMP Toolkit, comprised of a "decision matrix" for easement monitors to use during their annual monitoring visit, as well as an "educational brochure" for the landowners. We reviewed opportunities to improve these documents to discuss at our next meeting.

  • October 28th, 2019 - Meeting Notes. First official meeting of the BMP Workgroup. Discussed the best conservation practices for water quality. Developed a plan for developing BMP Toolkit.