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To make conservation efforts endure, we must emotionally connect children to nature. The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has recently published a guide on nature play.

  • Meet Conservation Attorney Steven J. Schiffman

    Steve rejoined the PALTA Board of Directors in June 2015 What brought you to conservation work? SJS: My work with the conservation community began over 34 years ago. I had just started a new law firm and was sitting in my office with no clients. I got a call from a sportsmen group, which needed [&he...

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    PALTA Honors Northampton County for its Leadership & Commitment in Protecting Our Natural Resources

    The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association honored Northampton County with the 2015 Government Conservation Leadership Award for demonstrated leadership in the conservation of our special landscapes and critical natural resources. Northampton County, with its share of urban, suburban and rural landscap...

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    Economic Impact of Land Conservation

    Flood Mitigation $50.6 million Annual value of the flood control services provided by natural lands in the Lehigh Valley* that otherwise would require manmade systems and expenditures. Source: Lehigh Valley Return on Environment (Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, 2014) *Extrapolated statewide, this...

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  • Model Grant of Conservation Easement: Ideas Welcome for 7th Edition

    The listening sessions regarding the future of the Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Commentary provided excellent and thoughtful ideas for how the model might be improved for its 7th edition. PALTA greatly appreciates the many people, in and outside of Pennsylvania, who took the time to prov...

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    “Green Fire” Traces Aldo Leopolds Land Ethic

    Free Screening of Documentary January 15, 2013 at Community Arts Center and January 16, 2013 at the Victoria Theatre in Blossburg “Conservation will ultimately boil down to…the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” Aldo Leopold, Conservation Economics (1934) See the...

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    PALTA Honors R. John Dawes with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

    The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) honored R. John Dawes of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award at an awards dinner in Gettysburg on May 9th. John Dawes has provided Pennsylvania with environmental and conservation leadership for m...

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