Berks Nature

Land Trust

We Conserve PA Member
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.

Contact Information

575 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA, 19607
(610) 372-4992
http://www.berksnature.org

Organizational Information
Type of Organization
Year Founded

1974

Number of Staff

8

PA Counties of Operation
Adopted S&P

No

Land Conservation Figures
Conserved Acres in PA

9,376

Conserved Acres in US

6

Conserved Acres in PA

421

Acres Owned in PA

6

Acres Under Easement

8,241

Acres Transferred to Public Agency†

714

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.