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Hawk Mountain publishes new book Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story arrives November 29

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will cap its 80th anniversary year with a new publication: Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story,...
Women and Their Woods Initiative Receives Environmental Partnership Award

UPPER DELAWARE REGION, PA and NY— On Thursday, October 30th, the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners awarded their tw...
Peace, Love, Land: Celebrate 20 Years with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

UPPER DELAWARE REGION, PA and NY— Do you love where you live? Celebrate the Upper Delaware River region, our local communities,...
Tussey Mountain land purchased by ClearWater now part of Rothrock State Forest

(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) ClearWater Conservancy completed the purchase of 281 mountainside acres on Tussey Mountain in Harris and F...
159 Acres in Newlin Township Permanently Protected

Conservation easement surrounding Superfund site is the first of its kind in the country Media, Pa. – Natural Lands Trust annou...

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“We do not intend that our natural resources shall be exploited by the few against the interests of the many, ... Our aim is to preserve our natural resources for the public as a whole, for the average man and the average woman who make up the body of the American people.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

Webinar: The ABCs of EACs: Understanding the Benefits and Role of EACs

This webinar will underscore the role of EACs and their relationship with the municipal government and in particular the support and expertise that EACs can provide on a variety of issues. Presenters will provide guidance on establishing an EAC; maintaining good working relationships between municipal boards and EACs; and highlight examples of roles and responsibilities that EACs have taken on in Pennsylvania.

Accepting Conservation Lifetime Leadership Award Nominations

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. Deadline for submitting nomination forms is January 10, 2014.

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.

Now Accepting 2015 Government Conservation Leadership Award Nominations

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.

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!

New Guidance on Riparian Buffer Protection at ConservationTools.org

Three Guides and a Model Land Use Ordinance that relate to riparian buffers.

$5.6 M in Grants Awarded through Marcellus Legacy Fund

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.

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.

PALTA 2013 Program Report: A Successful Year

Download Pennsylvania Land Trust Association's Program Report 2013. This report details the accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Assocation. 

Model Grant of Purchase Option with Commentary

A purchase option assures the option holder of the right to purchase property at a certain price within a certain time period but without an obligation to do so. In granting an option, the landowner gives up the right to sell freely during the option period. PALTA recently published the first edition of this model after completing a one-year public review process.

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. 

Twenty-two Pennsylvania Land Trusts Achieve Accreditation

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.

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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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