We Conserve PA. Never before has our association had such a simple message. A message that describes what each and every one of us strive to accomplish every day. Land trusts conserve PA as do other friends of conservation who support and are supported by the association: individual persons, municipal open space programs, environmental advisory councils, trail groups, and other conservation organizations. WeConservePA.

This path to a new name for PALTA has been a thoughtful and deliberate process made by our board of directors, policy advisors, staff, and other friends of conservation in consultation with marketing professionals. Change is never easy. I’m certain we’ll still hear an occasional “I’m going to PALTA” or “what does PALTA think of that legislation?” But I’m happy to see people enthusiastically embracing this new name and simple identity for the organization that we’ve come to trust and rely on for so much.

We have a new look but we’re still the same hard-working organization. We have the same talented staff; the same dedicated people serving on the Board of Directors and committees. We will continue to alert you and represent you on important policy issues relevant to conservation. We’ll still provide excellent ways to network and learn from each other, and we look forward to when we can come together again for our conference.

YOU—collectively, “WE”—still have lots of work to do to help the Keystone state be the best it can be.  WeConservePA will continue to help people conserve the lands needed for healthy, prosperous, and secure communities—the forests, farms, parks, urban gardens and other green places that safeguard our drinking water, prevent flooding, protect wildlife, provide recreational and economic opportunities, and preserve scenic beauty and community treasures. We will accomplish this by helping nonprofits and local governments improve their effectiveness and efficiency in acquiring and stewarding land and easements, advancing sustainable land use practices, connecting people to the outdoors, and doing more for a better tomorrow.

So please join us, as We Conserve PA.

Kimberly J Murphy
Chair, Board of Directors


Read the statement from WeConservePA executive director, Andrew Loza, about the name change.

Learn more about WeConservePA’s logo.