Dreisbach Family Eager to Secure Conservation Easement

Native seeps and springs of special concern for Tumble Creek water quality

Dreisbach Family Eager to Secure Conservation Easement

Nearly 30 acres of the Dreisbach family’s irreplaceable fields, woodlands and wetland habitat were preserved in Williams Township, Northampton County through conservation easement. These lands are situated in the Pennsylvania Highlands, a major focus area for Wildlands Conservancy.

The longtime residents and supporters of local land preservation knew their property to be environmentally critical and were eager to secure its long-term protection.
The native seeps and springs, areas where groundwaters surface, were of special concern to the Dreisbachs because of the ideal headwaters habitat they create for amphibians and their impact upon the water quality of Tumble Creek.

Funding from Williams Township and project support from the Bucks County-based Heritage Conservancy enabled Wildlands to successfully negotiate the purchase of a conservation easement from the Dreisbach family.