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Wildlands Conservancy

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association member

Contact Information
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA, 18049
Phone: (610) 965-4397
Wc?1467381874 Accredited

Organizational Information
Type of Organization Land Trust
Year Founded 1973
Number of Staff 36
PA Counties of Operation Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne
Adopted S&P yes

Mission or Purpose
The mission of Wildlands Conservancy is to preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the land, water, ecological, and recreational resources of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh River valley. The Conservancy fulfills its vision and mission through involvement with many partners in proactive education and advocacy programs, various land-protection and stewardship strategies, science-informed water quality and ecological restoration projects, comprehensive community-planning efforts, and greenway and recreational-trail development.

Land Conservation Figures
PennsylvaniaOut of State
Total Acres Conserved 48,391
Acres Owned 2,748
Acres Under Easement 7,659
Acres Transferred to Public Agency† 37,984
Other Acres Protected‡

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.