Unstructured, frequent childhood play in informal outdoor settings powerfully boosts the cognitive, creative, physical, social and emotional development of children. To make conservation efforts endure, we must emotionally connect children to nature.The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has published a guide to nature play. You can view or download the beautifully illustrated edition at ConservationTools.org or access the text-only edition.
This report provides details on the programs, services and accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association in 2014. This work includes education and outreach, technical assistance, and policy work.
PALTA would like to modernize ConserveLand.org’s look and feel while maintaining certain functionalities and improving on the ease of administration. PALTA is seeking to migrate ConserveLand.org to a WordPress platform as well.
Governor-elect Wolf announced his picks for heading the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Department of Envirormental Protection and Department of Agriculture.
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) is now soliciting nominations to honor Pennsylvania municipalities and counties that have demonstrated leadership and success in the conservation of our special places and landscapes. Submit your nomination by February 7, 2015.
The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code authorizes municipalities to require developers, when developing land, to dedicate a portion of the land for public recreation or, if a developer is willing, pay a fee in lieu of the land dedication. Act 135 of 2014 clarifies, elaborates on and modifies the subdivision and land development rules regarding these dedications.
Two graphs illustrating the accomplishments of Pennsylvania Land Trusts in the past ten years.
ConservationTools.org, a project of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) and the Department of Conservation & Natural Reources, was honored with the Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach.
A clearning house for property owners and realtors to market conserved real estate. Help us match sellers with buyers who share the same values of land conservation. We're now on Facebook!
Land trusts are an important partner in getting Pennsylvanians outdoors. The initiative officially launched this spring, and to date, fourteen land trusts have become community partners.
For those currently working with or interested in establishing an Environmental Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association invites you to join the new EAC Network Listserv and download the EAC Handbook.
Post your job opening at ConserveLand.org - it is easy and free!