Last updated: Tue Sep 30 11:26:17 +0000 2014

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Honors Dr. Laurie Goodrich for her 30 years of Service

Dr. Laurie Goodrich was honored by her friends and colleagues with a surprise party earlier this month to honor her 30th annive...
Sandy Long Named Artist in Residence

Shenandoah National Park announced Pennsylvania-based photographer Sandy Long as the artist selected for the Park’s inaug...
Boyer’s Nursery preserves 900-acre family farm in Franklin Township

For a long time, the Lower family has dreamed of preserving their “Home Farm” for future generations. The Lowers own Boyer Nurs...
Family to Forestland

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taugh...
Property Once Slated for Development Now a Refuge

Natural Lands Trust’s Green Hills Preserve now open to the public Natural Lands Trust today announced that its 168-acres nature...

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“In utilizing and conserving the natural resources of the Nation, the one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight.... The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.”
— Theodore Roosevelt (6/10/1907)
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PALTA's Vision

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envisions a Pennsylvania where people know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where outdoor recreation opportunities abound; where our productive farmlands and forests are conserved, securing our food and wood supplies; and where natural areas are protected.  We envision future generations enjoying the beauty, the water, the productive lands and wildlife we enjoy today.

PALTA's Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association seeks to protect Pennsylvania’s special places—the farms, forests, parks and other green spaces that people love—the places that help to ensure healthy, prosperous and secure communities. To increase the pace and improve the quality of land conservation work, PALTA helps land trusts and other conservation practitioners improve their effectiveness, builds public understanding, and advocates for better governmental policy. 

PALTA's Goals

  • Increase the pace of land conservation.
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of land conservation work.
  • Ensure that land conservation is lasting.
  • Build strong conservation organizations.
  • Raise public understanding and support for conservation.

PALTA’s Strategies

  1. Help land trusts and governments, as well as others seeking to conserve land, achieve excellence and efficiency in their conservation work.
  2. Raise understanding and advocate for better public policies impacting land and water conservation.

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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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