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Heinz Endowments taps McElwaine to oversee environmental grantmaking

The Heinz Endowments on Tuesday appointed Andrew McElwaine to the new post of senior program director for sustainability and th...
Naturalist Training Program Seeks Participants in Chester and Bucks Counties

In the Fall of 2015, the volunteer training program of Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is partnering with The Land Conservancy f...
ClearWater Conservancy Announces Resignation of Executive Director

The board of directors of ClearWater Conservancy has accepted the resignation of long-time executive director Jennifer Shuey, e...
2,164 children headed to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center through ClearWater Conservancy’s Spring 2015 ‘Connections’ Program

ClearWater Conservancy awarded $16,632 in funding through its “Connections” program for 2,164 students from 16 area public and ...
Daniel A. Devlin, PA State Forester and Director of the Bureau of Forestry will Deliver Keynote at Upper Delaware Council’s Event

Daniel A. Devlin, the Pennsylvania State Forester and Director of the Bureau of Forestry, will serve as keynote speaker at the ...

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
— Rachel Carson

Rights of First Purchase: Two New Models

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has published for public review and early adoption two new draft models with commentaries: the Model Grant of Right of First Offer and theModel Grant of Right of First Refusal. The Association encourages conservation practitioners to download them at ConservationTools.org and provide comments to PALTA no later than April 20. With your review, you can help PALTA create the most useful models possible.

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Nature Play: Nurturing Children and Strengthening Conservation through Connections to the Land

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

PALTA Reports on a Productive 2014

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.

Gov. Wolf's Appointments for DCNR, DEP & PDA

Governor-elect Wolf announced his picks for heading the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Department of Envirormental Protection and Department of Agriculture. 

Post your next job opening on the ConserveLand Jobs Board!

Post your job opening at ConserveLand.org - it is easy and free!

Get Outdoors PA: Go Land Trusts!

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.

Public Dedication and Fees in Lieu Rules Changed General Assembly Gives New Flexibility to Municipalities

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. 

PA Land Trust Accomplishments of the Past Decade

Two graphs illustrating the accomplishments of Pennsylvania Land Trusts in the past ten years.

Market Conserved Real Estate at ConserveLand.org

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!

EAC Network: New Website and Discussion Group

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. 

ConservationTools.org Honored with Statewide Award

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.

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The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

Thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for supporting the Association’s conservation efforts.

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