Allegheny Valley Conservancy

Land Trusts

Mission or Purpose

The goals of the Allegheny Valley Conservancy are: *To protect the water quality of the Allegheny River and French Creek watersheds; *To preserve open space in the region; *To protect the scenic beauty of the watersheds; *To protect and conserve valuable and productive agricultural and forested land; *To preserve historically significant areas in the watershed; *To enhance the quality of life for residents of the region; *To protect lands significant to economic development through recreational tourism goals of: The Allegheny Valley Trails Association, The Oil Heritage Region, The Allegheny River as a National Wild and Scenic River, The Oil Region Tourism Promotion Agency *To promote land stewardship through public education and technical assistance

Contact Information

PO Box 96
Franklin, PA, 16323
(814) 432-4476 Ext. 121
http://www.avc-pa.org

Organizational Information
Type of Organization
Year Founded

2003

Number of Staff

PA Counties of Operation
Adopted S&P

Yes

Land Conservation Figures
Conserved Acres in PA

888

Conserved Acres in US

Conserved Acres in PA

231

Acres Owned in PA

Acres Under Easement

632

Acres Transferred to Public Agency†

Other Acres Protected‡

25

Notes

† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and than reconveyed to a local, county or state, state or federal government entity for conservation purposes.
‡ Other pertains to assistance in transactions including preparation and negotiation work and/or the reconveyance of land to another private conservation organization.