The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Officelast updated: May 2014

For more than 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect Pennsylvania's most important natural treasures for future generations. The Conservancy is working on exciting projects to conserve Pennsylvania's forests, rivers and rare habitats.

Pennsylvania’s rich and diverse forests harbor an array of wildlife and are a cornerstone of the state’s economy. In fact, nearly 60% of the state is forested, with nearly 17 million acres of woodlands!

Working Woodlands is a forest conservation program that aims to protect these critical forests while improving private forest management, providing revenue for forest landowners and fighting climate change.

Because over 70 percent of Pennsylvania’s forests are privately held – mostly by small and medium-sized ownerships – and largely lack long-term protection and management guidance, these valuable lands are vulnerable to fragmentation, land-use conversion and unsustainable harvesting practices. Many landowners do not have access to professional guidance that would help them maintain the biological health, diversity and economic viability of their forests.  And when these lands change hands, or a sudden financial need arises, the forest may be harvested quickly and in ways that damage the long-term viability of the forest

In response to this critical challenge, Working Woodlands for the first time provides a way for small as well as larger private landowners to gain access to markets that will help them manage their lands for long-term sustainability.

Contact The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Office

Contact The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Field Office

2101 North Front Street
Building #1, Suite 200
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17110-1086
Phone: (717) 232-6001
Toll Free: (866) 298-1267
Fax: (610) 834-6533


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