Spread the Word! State agencies are working with experts across the state to develop the next Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (2014-18), which will help to guide future recreation investments, policies and facilities.
Stellar seminars and workshops, exciting mobile workshops and field trips, plenty of networking opportunities, advanced roundtables, professional continuing education credits...the 2014 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference has it all. Register today to avoid late registration fees and to secure your desired seminars and field trips.
May 3, 2014 -- Crowne Plaza (Reading)
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is pleased to host, in conjunction with the 2014 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, a training and networking program for Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) members and municipal officials. The EAC Network Conference will provide excellent networking and training opportunities and focus on a variety of important topics, including collaborating with municipal boards and committees, conservation referenda, energy, etc.
The Growing Greener Coalition presents Finding the Green! A Guide to State Funding Opportunities for Conservation, Recreation and Preservation Projects. The purpose of this guide is to offer, in a single source, a thorough and accurate rundown of the state funding opportunities for conservation, preservation, and recreation projects throughout the commonwealth.
Access the largest assembly of land and water conservation professionals in Pennsylvania; experience a cost effective method to deliver your message to a targeted audience; take the opportunity to meet and network with representatives who share common concerns and interests; and present products, promote services, deliver your message, and build relationships. Special nonprofit rates available.
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.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a portion of Act 13, the controversial 2012 update of the state's oil and gas law, findng that the law violated Article I Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution (the environmental rights clause). The court ruled that the law can't force municipalities to zone to allow gas development activities that they determine would be harmful. The ruling also dealt with complaints that the law prevented doctors from following their duties to report medical findings.
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.
Post your job opening at ConserveLand.org - it is easy and free!
As a service to conservation organizations and landowners, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association manages "Conserved Real Estate for Sale", a web resource dedicated to marketing conserved properties. Land trusts and farmland preservation boards can download a flyer to share with landowners and real estate agents regarding this resource.