The Foundation’s Science & Stewardship and Property Maintenance Departments develop and implement effective management strategies to ensure that the land under our ownership is properly maintained and monitored.

Listed below are examples of some of the important land management work that we are undertaking.

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Properties Stewardship

Acquiring a parcel of land to set aside as open space may seem like the final step in the process of protecting habitat – but in reality, it is just the first step.


The Foundation’s Ranger Program is an important part of the interpretation, management and oversight of our extensive conservation land holdings.

Wildfire Risk Reduction Program

The goal of our Wildfire Risk Reduction Program is to reduce highly flammable vegetation on Foundation properties in conjunction with ecological management objectives. 

Invasive Plant Species Management

Detection and management of invasive plant species on the Foundation’s properties is an important component of our mission to conserve, maintain and manage natural areas and habitats. 

Native Seed Collection and Plant Propagation

Propagating native species for use in restoration plantings is an important component of the Foundation’s efforts to address trail edge erosion and invasive species removal disturbance.

Shorebird Monitoring and Protection

Each year, we monitor and protect the piping plovers, least, and common terns and American oystercatchers that nest on our beachfront properties to perpetuate populations of these rare shorebird and colonial waterbird species.