About the Stewards

The Bedford conservation land stewards are a group of volunteers who care for the conservation areas of Bedford, Massachusetts. Established in 1995, we work closely with the Bedford Conservation Commission and Trails Committee but are an independent organization.

Stewards get to know our conservation areas over time and serve as a voice advocating for them in our town.We present field reports twice a year at our Spring and Fall meetings. Input from land stewards gives the Conservation Commission the information they need to best serve the town and preserve our natural spaces.

We need you! Become a land steward. Contact us at bedfordlandstewards@gmail.com. Come to one of our meetings. Send us an enrollment form.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Head Steward's Statement

The essence of being a land steward is a personal feeling of identity with an area, its different characteristics, its condition, and its future. As a land steward you become a member of a group that shares your commitment to open space. Take a look at a map of Bedford’s conservation areas and restrictions and see what might interest you. Maybe there’s an area you already would like to oversee. You will be the eyes for that area. You will be able to contact the Head Steward and the Conservation Commission Administrator with on site observations and concerns as well as your thoughts regarding maintenance, improvements, and any special activities you might want to undertake. Officially, you will be responsible for filling out a simple field report form that asks you to describe management issues and items of interest. Stewards send reports twice a year at the time of the spring and fall meetings. You can be assured of the rewards of knowing that you are instrumental in preserving the welfare of a piece of Bedford’s open space.

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