Mission or Purpose
The Berks Conservancy was established as a non-profit membership organization in 1974, with a mission to preserve Berks County’s unique cultural and environmental heritage for the benefit of future generations. To fulfill that mission, we have focused our efforts on preserving agricultural land and open space; protecting the quality of our streams and ground water; preserving historic landmarks and scenic landscapes; and by promoting those values which contribute to a sustainable future for our community. In 2015, Berks Conservancy became Berks Nature, encompassing Berks Nature Conservancy, Berks Nature Trails, Berks Nature Eco-camp and Berks Nature Education.
575 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA, 19607
Type of Organization
Land Conservation Figures in PA
Total Acres Conserved
Total Acres Conserved in US
Acres Owned in US
Acres Under Easement
Other Acres Protected‡
Figures accurate as of 03/22/2021
† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and then 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.