Stewardship refers to the responsible management of upland and coastal resources using the best available science to maintain and restore healthy, productive, and resilient ecosystems. In addition to on-site land management efforts, the stewardship program also works with partners at the state, regional and national level to promote better stewardship of coastal habitats.

There are three primary focus areas for on-the-ground stewardship efforts on the Reserve Properties. These habitats are relatively uncommon in the state they support a greater number of species that are rare, threatened, or declining in numbers.

Coastal Grasslands

Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens

Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens

Salt Marsh Ecosystems