Stewarding SAHC land and conservation easements AND leading the way in landscape-scale stewardship of the globally significant and fragile ecosystems of the Highlands of Roan.
What does “stewardship” mean in conservation?
The closing of new land conservation projects marks the end of the first stage of permanent land protection. However, in order to ensure that the conservation values – the water resources, habitat, soils and space for farming, etc. – remain protected in perpetuity, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy commits to the long-term stewardship of protected lands.
In conservation, stewardship refers to the ongoing commitment to care and protection of the land. This is a “forever” commitment, a dedication to consistently monitor conservation easements and nature preserves and to manage and restore habitat.