Preserve Steward

Volunteer Position Description


Preserve Steward


Preserve steward will perform general monitoring and basic maintenance for an SVT reservation.

Walk trails and look for and note problems with trail passage, vandalism, illegal uses, etc.  (For properties without trails, walk roadside and property perimeter.)

Remove trash and debris.

Notify SVT personnel of urgent problems and situations.

Maintain entrance and kiosk postings (if applicable).

Maintain boundary and trail signage (staff assistance provided as needed).

For properties with trails, perform basic trail maintenance such as cutting back brush and tree limbs; maintain erosion bars.

Monitor reservation boundaries annually during spring or fall.  Check for encroachments.  Prepare and send boundary monitoring report to SVT. If time and interest allow, monitoring boundaries more frequently is encouraged. Either once each in spring, summer and fall OR once in late spring and once in fall.

Submit on-line report for each property visit.

Skills needed

Willing to “adopt” an SVT Reservation close to your home or place of employment and gain a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the reservation.

Able to visit property monthly throughout the year.

Enjoyment of the outdoors and commitment to conservation.

Hours required

Variable, depends upon needs at a reservation.  Approximiately 2 – 10 hrs/month.  Can be flexible to your schedule.


On-going, for at least one year


At an SVT Reservation.

Reports to

SVT Stewardship Staff

Training provided

An individual orientation and training will be provided to introduce the volunteer to his/her reservation and its associated responsibilities.

Other notes

Let us know if you live or work near a reservation, or have a particular interest in a specific one.