Assessment and Planning
Before a property is acquired, we begin planning for its long-term management by:
• Identifying conservation values such as water quality, biological diversity, and opportunities for public use;
• Identifying conservation threats such as overgrazing by deer, invasive plant species, and harmful practices like dumping or off-road vehicle use;
• Assessing the cost of proper stewardship.
Shortly after acquiring a property, HLT prepares a written management plan that documents its present condition and lays out future conservation goals. Some properties require intensive restoration. Others may need only passive management to preserve existing conditions.
See how we care for our preserves by checking out this short documentary video.