Land conservation is a careful balance between land protection and maintenance. Land ownership comes with the responsibility to care for the land too. POST's stewardship team uses both traditional and innovative techniques to manage land and evaluate and prioritize opportunities on each POST-owned property.
Our work ranges from essential maintenance like re-grading roads, fixing fences and reducing fuels for fire control, to ambitious long-term restoration projects that create vibrant habitats for native plants and wildlife. Some of these include invasive weed eradication, developing new trails, reviving riparian floodplain habitats, and managing productive working lands like ranches, farms, and forests.
We also annually monitor permanently protected lands by working with the landowners to ensure that the terms of our conservation easements are being met.
Land management is time consuming and costly. POST devotes a significant amount of staff and financial resources to this work and has received grants from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to improve our mapping systems, as well as funding from Mel and Joan Lane, the Bella Vista Foundation, the California Coastal Conservancy, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the San Francisco Foundation, and Community Foundation Silicon Valley for specific stewardship projects on individual properties
The Work Continues
As POST continues the important work of caring for the land, we will from time to time issue Requests for Proposal or RFPs on various projects.
The current projects for which we have outstanding requests for proposal include: