Vacant land stewardship requires four fundamental elements: knowing your community’s context, having clear goals and plans, committing to collaboration, and enacting facilitative policies.
These four elements will look different in every community, but they are all critical components of implementing successful vacant land stewardship. To learn more about these elements and discover some next steps for your community's learning journey, explore the sections and questions below. As you answer the questions, the Next Steps at the bottom of the page will update dynamically. Also, in the context of these questions "community" means a defined geographic area, ideally at the municipal scale (e.g., village, township, borough, city).