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Winter Trail Roundtable

WeConservePA will host a virtual roundtable to discuss planning, maintenance, and stewardship of trails. This is an opportunity for people to share issues and seek solutions, to share what is happening on their trails, and to identify resource and training needs. The topics of discussion will be determined by the participants. RSVP or propose discussion topics […]


EAC Network Conference


Registration closed The EAC Network Conference is the annual, statewide training and networking event for people engaged in or interested in establishing an Environmental Advisory Council in their municipality, as well as municipal officials, staff, and others interested in improving their communities. This year’s EAC Network Conference will be held February 25, 2023, 9am - […]

How Protected Are Municipal Parks and Open Space and How Do You Ensure Permanence? (PA CLE)


People rely on their parks and other public open spaces as secure, unfailing places for rest, renewal, and relief from everyday stresses. But just how permanent are they? And what are permissible and impermissible uses of the land? Join this session to learn about the different protections afforded to local parks and open spaces under […]


Chainsaw Safety Course *SOLD OUT*

Note: This event is SOLD OUT. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list for this or future chainsaw safety trainings, please email Carol Grayshaw at [email protected]. Whether your woods are big or small, there may come a time when you need to operate a chainsaw. What’s the safest way to go about […]


Responding to Emerging Threats to Water Quality in the Poconos


The Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania is at an urgent crossroads. During the last few years, the headwaters located in this region of the Delaware River Basin have seen a surge in industrial and commercial development - including warehouses and distribution centers - that threaten the ecological infrastructure underpinning the region's water quality, recreational economy, […]


Pennsylvania Game Commission Program Update


Join WeConservePA in welcoming Bryan Burhans from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a brief activity update and opportunity for conversation.  Bryan will give participants an overview of the various program areas of the Game Commission, the commission’s work in preserving state game lands, and opportunities for land trusts to engage and partner. A presentation of […]

Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History – An Intro to the Penn State University Research Guide


WeConservePA and the Pennsylvania DEIJ Community of Land Trust Professionals will host an information and learning session on the Penn State University Library’s Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History research guide.  Guest speakers Jane Ingold, Heidi Abbey Moyer, and Eric Novotny (members of the Penn State Libraries' Native American Learning Group) will give a short overview […]


Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference 2023

DoubleTree Hotel Reading 701 Penn St., Reading, PA, United States

The Nature Place, headquarters of Berks Nature, co-hosts of the 2023 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Seen here from a view from a pollinator pathway in Angelica Creek Park, Reading. April 26-28, 2023 The Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference 2023 will be held in Reading, PA. See WeConservePA's conference page for more information.

Spring Trails Roundtable: Trails in Natural Areas


Join with colleagues for a roundtable discussion of the challenges, successes, and lessons learned in planning, developing, and managing trails located within or passing through nature preserves and other lands where supporting wildlife habitat and biodiversity are major concerns. The conversation will be directed by participants on topics such as neighbor and local government concerns […]


The Mechanics of Land and Easement Acquisitions


Land trusts each have their own processes for managing land and easement transactions, however in any acquisition project there are certain things that must happen, and a likely order of operations. If your organization has not developed a formal process, you can gain efficiency by adopting a standard. Join Todd Sampsell, Vice President of Conservation […]

Components of a Well-Rounded Development Program


Please join fundraiser and community development professional Noah J. Roufos-Abbey for a one-hour interactive workshop and informational session. Noah welcomes the opportunity to share best practices and industry insights that can help build strategies and structures that advance conservation work and resource procurement. Specific topical areas to be addressed will include: Overview of the components […]

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