In 2018, a grant from the Environmental Stewardship Fund helped The Nature Conservancy (TNC) permanently conserve 1,600 acres in Perry County that was in danger of being turned into a housing development. The property is located along Blue Mountain, which stretches across Pennsylvania from the Maryland border to New Jersey. The iconic ridgeline is […]
In 2010, Heritage Conservancy received a Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for open space preservation in Durham Township, Bucks County. Funds were used to acquire conservation easements on approximately 37 acres of land along Mine Hill Road. The area is now known as the Rattlesnake and Mine Hill Wildlife Preservation Trust property.
The Pennypack Preserve encompasses 771 acres and is the second-largest privately-owned natural area open to the public in Montgomery County. In 2010, the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT), which manages the preserve, acquired an additional 37 acres in a deal that involved private, state, county, borough, and township resources. This complex acquisition was made possible […]
The boulder-strewn Upper Unami Creek area is place of incredible natural beauty. Natural Lands is working to permanently protect more acres of this rugged, unique wilderness. An important victory was the conservation of five contiguous parcels owned by George and Patricia Kaufman, committed partners in the effort to expand the protected area. The agreement between […]
An Environmental Stewardship Fund grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) enabled Natural Lands, in partnership with East Bradford Township, to purchase a conservation easement on 360 acres of the 580-acre Paradise Farm Property in Chester County. Protection of this property was a win–win for all parties. The parcel ranked highly on […]