Caring for the Land
Land conservation is also about caring for the land, forever. KELT works to care for our lands to maintain or improve the overall health of the ecosystem, to provide access to natural places and protect sensitive habitats, and to build and maintain sustainable trails.
Regional Field Team
Since 2009, KELT partners with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Phippsburg Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy to share a summertime stewardship crew, known as the Regional Field Team (RFT). The RFT cares for protected properties of each organization throughout the summer. Led by the Stewardship Coordinator, the RFT is made up of seasonal team members and provides a chance for folks interested in the conservation field to work for and learn about four conservation organizations.
Identifying and removing unwanted visitors on KELT lands is a special focus. Whether it be bittersweet vines or Hemlock woolly adelgid, these invaders impact the health of lands throughout the estuary.
KELT is working on getting a handle on what kinds of invasive species are present on our protected lands and what to do about them.
Stay tuned! More resources about these non-native species are on the way.
Volunteer on the Trails
KELT's Volunteer Preserve Stewards and trail volunteers work year round to build and maintain trails at eleven public preserves. The giving of their time, talents, and energy is the reason for the extensive trail network throughout the estuary.
Want to join our Stewardship Volunteer crew?