Beautiful Places, Off-trail Hiking… Learn How You Can Help UVLT

sighting a bearingLooking for an excuse to get outside?

Do you like to explore?

Do you like hiking off-trail?

Do you enjoy visiting beautiful places close to home?

If so, you should consider joining the Upper Valley Land Trust’s (UVLT’s) team of volunteer easement stewards in monitoring conserved properties all over the Upper Valley. You’ll be amazed at what you see! UVLT’s Stewardship staff will be training new volunteers on :

Saturday, April 12th, from 8:30am – 2:30pm, at UVLT office, located off Route 120, at 19 Buck Road in Hanover, NH

… and there will be a field component as well!

Volunteer “Land Stewards” help UVLT meet an important obligation.  UVLT is required to make periodic visits to conservation lands to collect observations the condition and current uses of the land.   Land Stewards work with UVLT Stewardship staff to provide crucial assistance with field work—from meeting landowners of permanently conserved land, to hiking off-trail with map and compass to find property boundaries, to recording any man-made or natural changes in land use.  These monitoring visits are an essential part of the stewardship record for each easement, and they are a great opportunity to see lands and parts of towns that you may not typically visit!

The April 12th training for new volunteers will include an indoor session with general easement information, along with instruction on using a map and compass, GPS, and understanding how to read the landscape. The second half of the training will include venturing outside for hands-on field practice. For more information and to register, contact UVLT at (603) 643-6626 or email Jason.

Class size is limited and fills up early….so  contact us soon, and prepare to get outside!!