Land trusts protected Pennsylvania’s special places and landscapes at an extraordinary pace this last decade. In fact, the past ten years account for 39% of the acreage ever conserved by land trusts
Two graphs illustrating the accomplishments of Pennsylvania Land Trusts in the past ten years.
Download the latest issue of the ConserveLand Newsletter to see the results of PALTA's most recent biennial census that underscores the accomplishments of land trusts in Pennsyvania. Also, find out what new resources are available.
PALTA has released for public review a draft Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy. The model is intended to assist Pennsylvania land trusts in establishing policies regarding amendments. Suggestions for improvements and other comments are appreciated.
Three Guides and a Model Land Use Ordinance that relate to riparian buffers.
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 is now accepting seminar/workshop proposals for the 2015 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference (Sign up here to receive the RFP notice via email). You must be logged in to submit a proposal. Deadline is November 3, 2014.
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.
With upcoming training sessions in Bucks, Chester and Lancaster counties, the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program will prepare substantially more citizens to become volunteer leaders reaching out to their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science, and stewardship. Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is an annual volunteer leadership program with three key components: an initial 55-hour volunteer training, annual volunteer service, and continuing education in the natural sciences.
Download Pennsylvania Land Trust Association's Program Report 2013. This report details the accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Assocation.
The latest accredited land trusts were announced in February 2014 and the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association congratulates the French Creek Valley Conservancy for achieving accreditation as well as the following four organizations for achieving accreditation renewal: Brandywine Conservancy, Countryside Conservancy, Heritage Conservancy and North Branch Land Trust.
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.
Is your organization interested in saving park maintenance and energy costs; or would you like to learn about ways to enhance the natural resources in your park? If so, check out Pennsylvania’s Interactive Sustainable Park Design Model which can be found by clicking here. Municipalities and organizations can use the online tool to protect natural resources, save energy and maintenance costs, improve water quality, connect people to nature, as well as other practices to enhance our public spaces for the benefit of society and the environment.
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