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Supporting Conservation Workflows with ArcGIS


The work of land conservation often takes place outdoors and away from the office, including monitoring land holdings and easements, collecting data to improve land management, and reporting on conditions and assets. This work can be made more efficient with the use of location data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). With simple configurable applications, users […]

Building Reliable Support for Land Preservation


Learn how a small land trust’s ideas came to fruition after years of hard work, resulting in a county wide tax increase for land conservation. Teamwork, marketing, grants, polling, luck, humor, sacrifice, and more all contributed to a successful campaign despite limited resources.  Join Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County’s Executive Director Sean […]


What is a Title Commitment and How to Read It


In this presentation, originally presented at the 2023 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, each section of a title binder will be reviewed with an explanation of what each one is and what they mean to insuring a title.  Also covered will be how things that turn up on the title search need to be handled and […]


WeConservePA Member Meeting

Member organizations are requested to attend WeConservePA’s annual meeting of members to elect WeConservePA board members and meet WeConservePA officers and staff.


Land Protection and Stewardship Roundtable: Conservation Easement Recordkeeping


The February 2024 Land Protection and Stewardship Roundtable will focus on the topics of (1) conservation easement recordkeeping, backup, and storage; (2) landowner acknowledgment of baseline documentation; and (3) size and format of easement plans for recording, recordkeeping, and use. Join staff from several land trusts, who will tee off the discussion with information about […]

EAC Network Conference


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...

Graphic Grammar: Design Advice from a Guy Who Can’t Draw


Join Recreation and Conservation Program Specialist Josh VanBrakle with DCNR for a virtual reprise of his popular land conservation conference session. Visual communication is critical to conservation work. As we share ever more content through videos, social media, and interactive websites, we increasingly depend on images to tell our stories. As students we spent years […]

GIS Options for Environmental Advisory Councils


From inventorying tree cover, to managing invasive species; from mapping riparian buffers, floodplains, recharge areas and other water-related resources, to inventorying municipal open space areas to improve management, Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool that can be used for environmental management and protection.  And, with improvements in technology, the tools needed to put […]

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