An active way to take part in conservation is by becoming a landowner nature steward through participation in our Environmental Stewardship Program. Nature stewards receive a site visit from a local knowledgeable staff member who will help identify wildlife habitats and work with your interests to create a conservation management and monitoring plan for your property.
A detailed property report and training on stewardship actions can be arranged. For more difficult tasks, funds and services may be provided through partner and in-house grant-funded projects to remove stubborn invasive plants and/or plant a larger area with local native vegetation. As part of the program, nature stewards are given an opportunity to sign a Stewardship Agreement explaining the commitment of both the land owner and the Fraser Valley Conservancy; thereby providing protection for wildlife habitats on your property for the duration of your ownership. This document is not legally binding; however, the Stewardship Agreement is used to demonstrate the land owner’s commitment to stewarding their property.
Funding for this program varies from year to year. Currently (2013) FVC does not have funding to offer this service. However our partners at the South Coast Conservation Program (www.sccp.ca) have stepped in and are operating a landowner contact program in our target areas. Please contact us if you would like to participate in this program.
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