From Farmland to Prairie: A show worth the wait

From Farmland to Prairie: A show worth the wait

When Legacy accepted the generous donation of 51 acres of farmland, oak hickory forest, and buttonbush swamp from the Lloyd & Mabel Johnson Foundation in 2007, we established a management plan for the preserve to outline our vision and guide our actions. The agricultural fields were a new adventure; while we had conserved hundreds of […]

Legacy Intern Helps Plan for Preserve’s Future

Legacy Intern Helps Plan for Preserve’s Future

Each of Legacy’s preserves has its own detailed management plan. Think of this as a companion document to the land itself. In addition to outlining our vision for the property and the management objectives identified to realize that vision, these documents describe thoroughly the property’s ecological, geographical, historical, and social contexts. These documents both set […]

The Preserve Stewardship Season in Review

The Preserve Stewardship Season in Review

By Allene Smith, Land Stewardship Coordinator Even with a few warm days ahead, the autumn has begun in earnest. This transition always provides a prompt to reflect on the recent growing season and all the stewardship work on our Preserves that we’ve been able to accomplish. Beckwith Preserve: The new parking area for our Beckwith […]