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.


Here are some pictures of the conservation land we care for in Bedford. Please send any photos you'd like to share to bedfordlandstewards@gmail.com and tell us a little about where you took them.

Trout Lilies at Altmann conservation area. Taken in late April of 2011 by Yan Thomas.

Pileated Woodpecker at Peppergrass Brook Conservation Area, by Bill Alexander, May 2010

Fawn Lake - taken by Brenda Kelly in June of 2008

Altmann Conservation Area, by Elizabeth Bagdonas, November 2006

Trail in Hartwell Town Forest, taken by Kathleen Aubrey in the spring of 2011

Boy Scout Troop at Hartwell Town Forest, by OC O’Connor, 2007

The Lindau Farmland at Pine Hill

This picture is of the field in the Clark Conservation area looking north. The grasses are being outcompeted by milkweed and other plants. The picture was taken by Elizabeth Bagdonas in July 2010. 

This picture is of the lower part of the Clark Conservation Area, between the path and the brook that goes under Davis Road.  Note the dominant native plant community of goldenrod, joe-pye-weed, milkweed and sensitive fern.  This area was overrun with buckthorn a few years ago. The picture was taken by Elizabeth Bagdonas in July 2010.