Meet Kelly!

Meet the latest addition the Steep Rock Association staff Kelly Sarandrea! She lives happily in Thomaston with her family and plethora of pets. She is incredibly excited to come on board and help with some of the amazing work that we do here at Steep Rock as our brand new office manager. Kelly was an …

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A Summer to be Inspired

Steep Rock Association’s first ever Van Sinderen Intern, Karlie, shares her experiences at Steep Rock Association this summer: Starting off the Van Sinderen Conservationist Internship with a nest check of a kestrel box containing five screeching kestrel nestlings was an awesome experience. The siblings were all at different stages of development, and the youngest was …

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Bushwhacking 101 : Nature Preserve Monitoring

Bushwhacking 101: Nature Preserve Monitoring Have you ever seen those yellow “Steep Rock Nature Preserve” property signs dotting the roads of Washington? Behind those signs is a collective 2,500 acres of pristine wilderness, scattered over 30 individual preserves. Some of that acreage is old growth hemlock forest while other parts are wetlands brimming with biodiversity …

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As notified in the previous edition of VISTA, Steep Rock Association has submitted an application for accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance, seeking recognition for excellence as a conservation organization.  A vital element under review in regard to policies and practices is the stewardship of our conservation easements. Conservation easements (or “conservation restrictions”) are legal …