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.
The Land Conservation Law Forum is an advanced level program and discussion that contains four parts: (1) The nature of the conservation easement; (2) Legal considerations for amending grants of conservation easement; (3) Recent litigation concerning conservation easement objectives and restrictions; and (4) The public trust doctrine.
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.
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.
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.
Two graphs illustrating the accomplishments of Pennsylvania Land Trusts in the past ten years.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Do you love where you live? Celebrate the Upper Delaware River region, our local communities, and twenty years of conservation and education with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at the Peace, Love, Land 20thAnniversary Celebration and Concert on November 22, 2014 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. The evening begins at 5:00 pm with cocktails and live music from Sullivan County Americana band Little Sparrow, featuring Rounder Recording artist Van Manakas. Guests may also arrive early and enjoy a complimentary visit to the Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods. The four-course farm-to-table dinner begins at 7:00 pm, where we will honor the supporters and partners who have made our successes possible. The fun continues after dinner with more live music with Little Sparrow and very special guests. Tickets are $125 per person, which includes a $75 contribution to the Conservancy and a chance to win in an exciting raffle drawing. The concert will kick off an important initiative, using music to spread the message of environmental stewardship throughout our community, and in particular to our youth. Young aspiring local performers will take the stage with professional musicians. By combining our environmental mission with the powerful voice of music, we intend to create a positive change in the way our entire community relates to our environment. Opportunities to support the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as an event sponsor are available, at levels that will set the stage for the next twenty years of conservation. The Gold Level for $2,000 includes 8 guaranteed tickets to the dinner (a table); Silver Level for $1,000 includes 4 guaranteed tickets to the dinner; and the Bronze Level for $500 includes 2 guaranteed tickets to the dinner. Sponsorships are a charitable contribution to the Conservancy less $50 per person attending. Reserve your seat or sponsor the celebration today by contacting the Conservancy at email@example.com or 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org to learn more about the Conservancy’s work and other ways you can get involved. The nonprofit Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities of the Upper Delaware River region to conserve our natural heritage and quality of life.