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To make conservation efforts endure, we must emotionally connect children to nature. The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has recently published a guide on nature play.

  • Meet Conservation Attorney Steven J. Schiffman

    Steve rejoined the PALTA Board of Directors in June 2015 What brought you to conservation work? SJS: My work with the conservation community began over 34 years ago. I had just started a new law firm and was sitting in my office with no clients. I got a call from a sportsmen group, which needed [&he...

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    Economic Impact of Land Conservation

    Flood Mitigation $50.6 million Annual value of the flood control services provided by natural lands in the Lehigh Valley* that otherwise would require manmade systems and expenditures. Source: Lehigh Valley Return on Environment (Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, 2014) *Extrapolated statewide, this...

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  • Model Grant of Conservation Easement: Ideas Welcome for 7th Edition

    The listening sessions regarding the future of the Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Commentary provided excellent and thoughtful ideas for how the model might be improved for its 7th edition. PALTA greatly appreciates the many people, in and outside of Pennsylvania, who took the time to prov...

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    PALTA Honors R. John Dawes with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

    The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) honored R. John Dawes of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award at an awards dinner in Gettysburg on May 9th. John Dawes has provided Pennsylvania with environmental and conservation leadership for m...

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