Interested in protecting Maryland’s natural areas and landscapes? Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in our office or in the field as Land Steward Volunteers.
As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts, we have protected more than 133,000 acres with more than 1,077 conservation easements. Each conservation easement is protected forever and requires yearly visual assessments to monitor for compliance. With a small staff of 10-12 employees, we rely on volunteers to complete important office tasks and to serve as our eyes and ears on many of the protected properties throughout Maryland.
We have opportunities available.
Land Steward Volunteer:
If you enjoy visiting beautiful protected areas near your county of residence, then you will enjoy the work of a Land Steward Volunteer. Land Steward Volunteers visit protected properties to document changes using a short monitoring form and photographs. Conservation easements are throughout the state of Maryland, allowing Volunteers to choose their geographical preference. Volunteers should be physically able to walk rugged terrain, have their own transportation and smartphone or tablet. A one day training is required. Visits are made to significant natural areas, working farms, forest land, waterfronts, historic countryside, and scenic landscapes.
To join our team and help us to protect Maryland’s scenic open space, farms, and forests for generations to come, please contact the
Easement Monitoring Specialist.
For more volunteer opportunities through Department of Natural Resources check out the following link: