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Stream Restoration Work Honored: NPC and Partners Receive Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

NPC along with our partners at the Montour County Conservation District, Northumberland County Conservation District, Union Cou...
ClearWater Conservancy Honored for River Cleanup Program

A community conservation program aimed at preventing pollution from entering central Pennsylvania waterways is a winner of the ...
The Heinz Endowments Names Grant Oliphant President

Grant Oliphant was today named the new President of The Heinz Endowments, one of the nation’s leading family foundations....
Hawk Mountain hires Erin Brown as first full-time director of education in nearly two decades

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary welcomes Erin Brown as its first full-time Director of Education in nearly two decades. Brown will lead...
New PALTA Staff Member

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is pleased to welcome new staff member Gayle Diehl to our team. Gayle is joining us as ...

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“If agriculture is going to be a vital part of a community or valley or region, then it's vitally important that a critical mass of farmland be permanently protected.”
— Ralph Grossi, American Farmland Trust
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History

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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