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Model My Watershed®: An Introduction for EACs


Model My Watershed® is an open access watershed-modeling web application, developed by the Stroud Water Research Center (and partners), which allows users to analyze real land-use and soil data, model stormwater runoff and water quality impacts, and run comparisons on how different conservation or development strategies can impact runoff and water quality.  Join David Arscott, Ph.D., […]

Land Protection Group Meeting

The Nature Place 575 St. Bernardine St, Reading, United States

Join dozens of your conservation colleagues for an in-person gathering of those involved in acquiring and stewarding land and conservation easements on Thursday, July 11, from 9 am to noon. For coffee and other goodies, arrive as early as 8:30 am. The gathering will take place at: The Rookery at The Nature Place at Angelica […]

Protecting Parks and Open Space in Perpetuity


In this session, we will review the statutes, doctrines, and legal tools that safeguard our parks and open spaces and consider some problematic gray areas where special care is advised.

Declarations of Public Trust: Clear Intentions and Strong Protection


Pennsylvania law favors the protection of public parks, open spaces, and natural resources. But leaving things to the operation of law invites serious (and sometimes surprising) risks. In some instances, residents may find themselves without clear recourse to prevent the loss or repurposing of supposedly protected land. In others, unforeseen legal challenges may foil local […]

Conservation Easement Seminar

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

Join WeConservePA and host Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for an in-person seminar designed to both introduce newcomers and refresh experienced folks on conservation easements. 


Property Review: Selection Standards and Criteria


This presentation will review LTA Accreditation Standard #08 and demonstrate how two organizations approach new property inquiries differently through an established review process.

Resurrecting a Native Trail Landscape


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has committed in 2014 to aggressively work towards maintaining our forests for biodiversity, which includes invasive species containment and eradication, storm water management, and trail tread stabilization and improved tread siting.  We have moved gradually towards accomplishing these monumental goals through adaptive planning and implementation.  The focus of this presentation will be […]

Pass-Through Projects: A Land Conservation Roundtable


Pass-through projects, where a land trust acquires land with the intention of another entity being the permanent owner, are a productive method of conserving land. What does it take to successfully accomplish these projects? Laura Bower and Kyle Shenk of The Conservation Fund will set the stage for discussion...

Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit 2025

Hilton Harrisburg One North Second Street, Harrisburg, United States

September 21 - 23, 2025 The 2025 Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit will be held in Harrisburg, PA.

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