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Forester Bob Webber – Another legend passes on

Ever hike the Bob Webber Trail ?  Remember the hiking staffs near the trailhead? Bob provided them for your convenience.  That ...
Naturalist Training Program Seeks Participants

In the fall of 2015, the volunteer training program of Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is partnering with Berks Conservancy to p...
Lancaster Farmland Trust Preserves 111 Acre

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Heinz Endowments taps McElwaine to oversee environmental grantmaking

The Heinz Endowments on Tuesday appointed Andrew McElwaine to the new post of senior program director for sustainability and th...
Naturalist Training Program Seeks Participants in Chester and Bucks Counties

In the Fall of 2015, the volunteer training program of Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is partnering with The Land Conservancy f...

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— Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association was created by land trust volunteers and staff who recognized the need for an association that can focus on the broad needs of the conservation movement—to take on activities that no one organization could effectively handle or wish to handle on its own.

The Association started as an informal coalition of land trusts in 1991. The Association was incorporated in Pennsylvania on January 30, 1995. It is a nonprofit organization registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations and has 501(c)3 tax status with the Internal Revenue Service.

The Association filled its first staff position, executive director, in December 2000. Staff expanded to two in spring 2002 and to three in spring 2005.


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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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