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Berks Nature

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association member

Contact Information
575 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA, 19607
Phone: (610) 372-4992
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Berks nature

Organizational Information
Type of Organization Land Trust
Year Founded 1974
Number of Staff 8
PA Counties of Operation Berks, Lebanon
Adopted S&P no

Mission or Purpose
The Berks Conservancy was established as a non-profit membership organization in 1974, with a mission to preserve Berks County's unique cultural and environmental heritage for the benefit of future generations. To fulfill that mission, we have focused our efforts on preserving agricultural land and open space; protecting the quality of our streams and ground water; preserving historic landmarks and scenic landscapes; and by promoting those values which contribute to a sustainable future for our community. In 2015, Berks Conservancy became Berks Nature, encompassing Berks Nature Conservancy, Berks Nature Trails, Berks Nature Eco-camp and Berks Nature Education.

Land Conservation Figures
PennsylvaniaOut of State
Total Acres Conserved 10,514 6
Acres Owned 423 6
Acres Under Easement 8,731
Acres Transferred to Public Agency† 792
Other Acres Protected‡ 568

Figures accurate as of 1/1/2020.

† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and than reconveyed to a local, county or state, state or federal government entity for conservation purposes.
‡ Other pertains to assistance in transactions including preparation and negotiation work and/or the reconveyance of land to another private conservation organization.