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WPC Protects Land Along French Creek

 The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has permanently protected 66 acres in Rockdale Township, Crawford County, the Conservancy...
John F. Logue Conservation Easement Completed

December 16, 2014 – Another 109.5 acres in Lycoming County’s Cascade Township were conserved through the on-going support of ou...
Local Landowners Choose Preservation over Development

This fall two local landowners rejected plans they had made to subdivide their land into a housing development—choosing instead...
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...

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“It is our task in our time and in our generation, to hand down undiminshed to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.”
— John F. Kennedy

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.

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.

New Guidance on Riparian Buffer Protection at ConservationTools.org

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

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.

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!

$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.

Post your next job opening on the ConserveLand Jobs Board!

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

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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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