Join municipal officials, trail developers, land managers, and trail users from throughout eastern Pennsylvania to learn what we can do to make our trails more accessible to the 20 percent of Americans with disabilities. Registration is free but required. Free lunch is included.
The E.L. Rose Conservancy of Susquehanna County is the most recent organization in Pennsylvania to achieve land trust accreditation. Pennsylvania currently has 19 accredited land trusts.
The Loving the Land Through Working Forests conference will be held May 17-18 at Allegheny College in Ford Chapel. Programs are free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is requested for the Saturday, in-the-field program. To register email Info@FoundationForSustainableForests.org. Topics include forest management, water resource protection and land ethics, featuring Wendell Berry.
"Peter Hausmann isn't a household name. But it should be for those in metropolitan Philadelphia," asserted Andy Loza, executive director of PALTA. He cited Chester County in particular: "In the coming decades, when residents and visitors enjoy the county's parks and protected open spaces, there's a big chance that they owe their joy in part to the work of Peter Hausmann."
Thank you for attending the 11th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Course materials from selected seminars and sessions are now available. Course outlines, Powerpoint presentations and handouts can be downloaded directly from ConserveLand.org. Materials are only available for courses where the speakers provided electronic materials. If the information you are seeking is not currently available, you may want to return to the site occasionally and check for updates. In addition, you may download the most updated conference attendance list here.
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Andy Loza, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association stated, “I commend Buckingham Township’s proactive and steadfast approach to land use planning and land conservation; the township’s leadership has enabled this community to protect its treasured landscapes and preserve its quality of life.”
The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Pennsylvania’s investment in land and water conservation through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $7 in natural goods and services to the Pennsylvania economy.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority is now accepting applications for conservation and environmental protection grants for five programs under the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund. The new programs provide $14 million in funding.
The Master Naturalist training program is a national initiative that aims to connect people with their local ecosystems through intensive natural science training and local conservation service work. It is a venture directed toward developing local corps of "master volunteers and service providers" to offer education, outreach and stewardship dedicated to the understanding and management of natural areas within their communities.
An interview with Ken Finch, founder and President of Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood, an organization focused on restoring the bonds between children and nature.
As a service to conservation organizations and landowners, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association manages "Conserved Real Estate for Sale", a web resource dedicated to marketing conserved properties. Land trusts and farmland preservation boards can download a flyer to share with landowners and real estate agents regarding this resource.