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Stewardship Calculator and Handbook

Posted January 5, 2023
The Nature Conservancy
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We can invest a great deal of time and money in protecting and restoring a site, but the key to achieving lasting conservation outcomes is to ensure that sufficient funding is available for long-term stewardship of the site into the future. Unfortunately, costs associated with long-term stewardship are inherently difficult to predict and often underestimated.

To help tackle this problem, The Nature Conservancy convened national experts to develop a free and simple calculator that estimates stewardship costs and the amount that should be set aside to provide a secure source of future funding.

The calculator can be used by land managers to estimate the long-term stewardship costs associated with voluntary conservation projects, both for conservation easements and fee-owned land.