Schiff's Mission


The Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc., is a member-supported, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space, serving as a model of environmental stewardship, providing educational opportunities, and improving the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices. We maintain an active nature center and offer a variety of programs open to the public for environmental education, research and passive recreational activities consistent with the preservation of natural areas.


  • To restore, preserve, and enhance the ecological value of our land for people and wildlife
  • To promote passive recreation and active enjoyment of the preserve
  • To educate and invite area residents to become good land stewards
  • To connect with the community via programs and events
  • To recognize, celebrate and continue to promote our multi-faceted heritage
  • To maintain Schiff as a focused, cohesive, and sustainable organization