The Preservation Trust also stewards more than 200 conservation easements, which are voluntary legal agreements that landowners establish, with our assistance, to protect specific conservation values on their property.
SJPT’s stewardship staff monitors these protected properties least once a year to ensure that the terms of each conservation easement have remained intact. In the case of violations, every effort is made to find an amicable resolution. However, SJPT has on occasion been obliged to defend its conservation interests in court, with notable success.
Have a look at some of the recent and ongoing restoration projects taking place on our preserves. Much of this work is accomplished with volunteer labor, so if this looks like fun, we encourage you to join in. Visit our volunteer page here.