House Bill 1523 amends Act 442 of January 19, 1967, which authorizes the Commonwealth and its local government units to preserve, acquire or hold land for open space uses and provides for municipal referenda for dedicated open space taxes. The amendment provides greater clarity and flexibility to local municipalities in managing their open space programs.
Ellen Ferretti, who has been serving as Acting Secretary, has been confirmed unanimously by the Senate to lead the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).
As part of its continuing expansion of technical resources available at ConservationTools.org, PALTA seeks to hire a contractor or contractors to develop two tax guides. PALTA intends to select a contractor or contractors from among those responding to this Request for Proposals. Candidates may respond with proposals to complete one or both of the guides described in this RFP.
Governor Tom Corbett announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority's approval of nearly $5.6 million in funding to support 32 watershed restoration and protection projects throughout Pennsylvania.
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, 2014.
Land trusts across Pennsylvania are not just providing conserved places to visit but are actively engaging people in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, bird watching and more. Find out how Get Outdoors PA can help.
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is now accepting applications for the Conservation Lifetime Leadership Award, which will be presented May 2, 2014 at the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference.
Conservation attorney Patricia "Pat" Pregmon talks conservation easements, challenges for land trusts and how she enjoys the great outdoors.
The latest accredited land trusts was announced in July 2013 and the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association congratulates the Land Conservancy of Adams County and Westmoreland Conservancy for achieving accreditation. E.L. Rose Conservancy of Susquehanna County was accredited in the spring.
Find the latest news in the ConserveLand newsletter. The latest issue includes a profile of Attorney Patricia Pregmon and highlights the new initiative Get Outdoors PA.org.
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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.