We practice a reverence for land. Our aesthetic is measured through values of integrity, utility, simplicity and sustainability. The absence of extraneous decoration signifies our reverence for nature's beauty in its present form. From the moment we step onto the property, we are conscious of our human impact. Decisions about “improvements” to Bluestem are made wholistically through the lens of what’s sustainably possible, for people, for the soils, for water quality, for the flora and fauna, and for the community.
Conservation cemeteries bury at much lighter densities than conventional cemeteries and prioritize the conservation values of the land. For every planned gravesite, we consider the impact of digging the grave on the soils, on root systems, on the water quality, on wildlife.
The size of burial plots in conservation cemeteries are also different from conventional cemeteries. They are much larger for the purpose of protecting nature. Natural burial plots at Bluestem measure 20 x 15 feet. Ash burial plots measure at 5 x 5 feet. For information on pricing, please see Burial Costs.
If your needs are not immediate and you wish to preplan with Bluestem, please complete a burial preference form below and you will be invited to our next round of sales in March 2023.