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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 ...
Brandywine Conservancy Plants 25,000th Tree

The Brandywine Conservancy’s Reforestation Campaign will achieve its five-year goal ahead of schedule when it plants its ...
A Conservation Hero Passes

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is saddened by the death of Dennis G. Collins, a leader in conservation here in Pennsyl...

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“Most of the statutes, or acts, edicts, and placards of parliaments and states for regulating and directing of trade have been either political blunders or obtained by artful men for private advantage under pretence of public good.”
— Benjamin Franklin

Who Is the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association?

Seventy-five of Pennsylvania’s most active conservation organizations count themselves as dues-paying members of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. These organizations elect the Board and set PALTA’s purposes. The organizations in turn count more than 100,000 Pennsylvanians as members and contributors.

Board of Directors

Individual, Title (Affiliation)
Paul Lumia, President (North Branch Land Trust)
Jeffrey Marshall, Vice-President (Heritage Conservancy)
Thomas Saunders, Secretary (Western Pennsylvania Conservancy)
John Conner,Treasurer (Manada Conservancy)
Renee' Carey, Immediate Past President (Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy)
Tom Daniels, Director (University of Pennsylvania)
Sherri Evans-Stanton, Director (Brandywine Conservancy)
Ralph Goodno, Director (Lancaster County Conservancy)
Kimberly Murphy, Director (Berks Conservancy)
Andrew Pitz, Director (French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust)
Jennifer Shuey, Director (ClearWater Conservancy)


Andrew M. Loza, Executive Director
Nicole D. Faraguna, Director of Outreach & Education
Elana Richman, Projects Coordinator

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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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