Join Schiff


As a member, you'll enjoy knowing that your membership donation supports the vital work of Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc. Schiff is a privately funded, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the revenue from membership and donations to conduct our environmental education and stewardship programs. Your membership supports:

  • Maintenance of 12 miles of hiking trails
  • Maintenance of Driveway and Snow Removal
  • Repair and Maintenance of Three (Historic/Scout Era) Buildings and Two Staff Housing Cottages
  • Insurance on all Schiff owned acreage
  • Four (part time/year round) employees
  • Special Events such as the Annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner, Music in the Woods Concert Series, Maple Sugaring Demonstration Days, and our Annual Environmental Film Festival.
  • Regularly Offered Educational and Recreational Programs such as Full Moon Hike, Sunday Morning Fitness Hike, Critter Cove Story Time, and more
  • Scout Programs to include Badge, Camping, and Service Awards
  • School Field Trips, Birthday Parties, and Rent A Naturalist programs
  • Business Partners for a Greener Community Corporate and School Volunteer Opportunities
  • Monthly Volunteer Work Sessions for Community Civic Engagement and Service

Schiff members enjoy many benefits of membership including:

  • Annual subscription to Schiff's Field Notes newsletter
  • Monthly eblast of upcoming events and news
  • Reduced rates for our Environmental Film Festival, Music in the Woods, Full Moon Hikes, Yoga Hikes, Forest Bathing Hikes, and more
  • Early registration for our popular Summer Nature Program for Kids
  • FREE entry to Sunday Morning Fitness Hikes and Environmental Book Club
  • Event space rental
  • Best of all, our members get the satisfaction of helping to protect and maintain open land and clean water in our area

"Your trails have been a Godsend for me through the pandemic as I hike frequently with my friend who is a member. Within a day or two we often notice a volunteer has done work in a particular spot. I want to support these efforts. The tree damage from the recent hurricane was startling; you are working hard to recover. I particularly enjoyed Janis's vast knowledge and friendly spirit as she led the Full Moon Hike. Wishing you all all the best, please stay safe. I thank you for providing this gorgeous respite that has allowed me to stay healthy and happy." - C. Hagelin, Schiff member

$25 - Senior
$50 - Trail Blazer
$100 - Mt. Paul Protector
$250 - McVicker's Circle
$500 - Preserve Patron
$1000 - Schiff Society

Learn more about Business Partners for a Greener Community


Corporate Matching Programs

One of the strategies Schiff employs to provide the maximum amount of land protection possible is by pulling in other funders and supporters to complement the funds raised by our members and staff. It is possible for you to do the same through your employer's corporate matching program. Check with your human resources department to find out if your company will match your gift and, if so, ask them for the proper form. (You may also qualify through a company from which you have retired or on whose boards you serve.) If your company or employer does match donations, complete the form provided by them and send it to Schiff along with your gift. You will be notified when your corporate matching donation arrives.

Business Membership

Do you own a local business? Learn more about our Business Parters for a Greener Community >

Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation; it qualifies as a 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code.