Steven J. Schiffman, Esq. accepts the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award.

On Thursday evening, April 4th, WeConservePA honored attorney Steven J. Schiffman with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award during dinner at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference.  The Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to conservation in Pennsylvania over the course of their life.  Since its establishment in 2004, the award has honored both conservation professionals and volunteers for their commitment to and leadership in conservation.

Steven J. Schiffman, Esq. (Steve to those who know him), has for decades given generously of his time to and shared his extraordinary breadth of knowledge with conservation organizations and causes, helping with myriad issues big and small. Steve has been a leader in the conservation movement, from identifying litigation where WeConservePA involvement could make a difference for conservation to lecturing on complex legal subjects at Pennsylvania and national training events. He has engaged in countless behind-the scenes, ad hoc task groups and conversations addressing the threats and opportunities for conservation.

Steve has consulted with and represented numerous conservation organizations through the years and is proud to currently be affiliated with Western Pennsylvania ConservancyNorthcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Manada Conservancy. He served four terms on the WeConservePA board of directors (2007-2013 and 2015-2021) and continues to serve on the WeConservePA policy council.

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The evening began with tributes given by friends and colleagues Andy Loza, Executive Director of WeConservePA, Renee’ Carey of Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Larry Schweiger, retired (former CEO of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy) followed by a few words from Steve.

Congratulations Steve!


Steve Schiffman and Lori Serratelli with members of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff, past and present.

Steve Schiffman and Lori Serratelli with WeConservePA Executive Director, Andy Loza, Board President, Renee’ Carey, and longtime friend, Larry Schweiger.