Conservation Stewardship

White Eagle Memorial Preserve at Ekone Ranch is part of a larger 501c3 land stewardship organization called Sacred Earth Foundation, whose conservation mission is to Protect and Steward the currently 1138 acres of land in the Upper Rock Creek watershed.

What does this means? We ensure permanent protection for a diverse and integrated landscape through acquisition of key parcels that are vulnerable to development or harm. We use best available science, innovative strategies, a holistic approach, and gentle feet on the ground to care for land, plants, and animals in a changing world.

Our volunteers enjoying lunch during the All Souls Day work party and gathering, 2018

We believe deeply in land conservation, and in building community through service to the land. Work parties at Ekone Ranch happen monthly from October through May, focusing on forestry work, garden preparations, and weed watches in the places where we are managing invasive species.

We are introducing an informational kiosk at the White Eagle gateway, to help visitors learn more about native and invasive species, and how to help us be good stewards of this land. Please visit our Flora & Fauna page to learn more about the wildlife in this protected wilderness.

If you’d like to learn more about the flora and fauna and geology of this ecosystem, there are some links to videos and articles on our website page The Land.

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