What is it?
Land stewardship is a combination of strategies and tools towards the involvement of landowners and users of a territory in its conservation.
How does it work?
To achieve this, it is necessary to promote agreements and mechanics of collaboration between parties. For example, a deal between the land stewardship organization and the landowners, would establish an agreement to work on the improvement and/or maintanance of the natural and cultural heritage for a common profit.
What is a land stewardship organization?
It is a non-profit organization, private or public, dedicated to the conservation of nature, culture and landscape. In a land stewardship initiative, the role of the organization is to encourage the project, act as a consultant for the different parties involved, give technical advice to the landowners, invigorate agreements, etc.
Who can participate?
Everybody: landowners (individuals, public Administration or companies). NGOs, users and society in general.
Because it is a COMMON PROFIT, where conservation of the cultural and nature heritage leads to an improvement of the environment and therefore boosts the associated economy and the welfare of residents and visitors.