With a small staff and over 2,000 acres of land to monitor and maintain, Allegheny Land Trust relies on volunteers to help us protect local land.
Whether it’s cleaning up trash at a Catfish Pond cleanup event, helping out in the office, or sharing a skill, every bit helps.
So, how can you get involved?
- Attend a volunteer workday on one of our properties
- Join ALT staff at a community event and help get the word out about our work
- Help ALT staff with a special project like organizing property photographs, mapping trails, or helping on a guided hike.
Stewardship encompasses how the Allegheny Land Trust cares for a property once it is under our protection. Our stewardship staff works to develop a management plan to guide how we will protect and enhance the conservation benefits of each property. Land Stewards are volunteers who help us to reach our stewardship goals by working independently on a conservation area on an ongoing basis. ALT Land Stewards are part of a community of stewards in the Pittsburgh area called Urban Ecostewards and in addition to resources and training offered by ALT they have access to Urban EcoSteward workshops offered by partnering organizations.
Land Steward responsibilities are based on what you’re interests are and can including the following:
- Monitoring the property
- Removing invasive plants
- Tracking wildlife
- Evaluating property usage
- Maintaining trails
- Develop baseline species lists for plant and wildlife
If you are interested in volunteering, fill out our Volunteer Interest form or contact stewardship at 412-741-2750 x 207.
If you’re a Land Steward or want more information on what’s involved, visit our ALT Steward Toolkit https://alleghenylandtrust.org/altsteward/. Here you’ll find guides, task lists, important forms, and links to additional resources to help you while you work.