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Education & Stewardship

Fostering Appreciation of the Land

Successful land conservation requires education and stewardship

Keweenaw Land Trust offers educational programs that explore the natural world. The Land Trust often works with others to offer field trips, workshops, lectures, and seminars for all ages, with a goal of strengthening the connection between people and the natural world. Programs may take place in the field or in a classroom. For example, a week-long program on the tall ship S/V Denis Sullivan made stops at the Trust's preserves, allowed participants hands-on experience with water quality testing, and raised awareness of the Great Lakes ecosystem and environmental concerns. Other programs combine the study of nature and science with art, poetry and literature. Music, picnics, and public forums round out the Land Trusts's education program. The Land Trust's education programs for young people seek to build a community in which children recognize plants and animals by name; learn about the land and water from those who lived here before them; know enough about the natural world to enjoy being outside, in all seasons, storms, sunshine, and darkness; and know how to use resources wisely and to treat land and water with respect. Keweenaw Land Trust offers an in-house resource library on land conservation topics, an informative newsletter, and regular updates on our web site.

Educational Resources:

  • In-House & Online Libraries
    The Keweenaw Land Trust has a lending library in our Hancock office, with a wide range of information on resource conservation. The Land Trust Alliance (LTA) has numerous publications available that might be of interest to private landowners and people interested in learning more about land conservation practices. As a member of LTA, Keweenaw Land Trust can order LTA publications at a discount as a service for our members.
     
  • Presentations
    Staff members of the Keweenaw Land Trust are available for speaking engagements and presentations about our programs and projects. Contact us for more information or request a speaking engagement with our convenient online form.

Good Land Conservation Requires Land Stewardship

Each year, volunteer stewards directly assist Keweenaw Land Trust's conservation efforts. Stewards monitor easement properties and oversee management of preserves, ensuring that conservation values are protected. Stewards may be called on to control invasive species, conduct baseline studies and write reports, and develop management plans. Other stewardship roles include controlling erosion, building trails, and improving habitats to encourage native species of plants and animals. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer land steward fill out this online form or call us in the office, 906.482.0820.

 
 

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