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Journey to Oz Geocaching Celebrates St. Luke’s Families with Courage! -

Wildlands Conservancy, St. Luke’s and Zoellner Arts Center hosted an exclusive Journey to Oz geocaching experience to celebrate kids and families with courage on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. The event provided a free and fun get-outdoors experience for St. Luke’s families who’ve endured difficulties in the health arena. The idea […]

Does the Endangered Flying Squirrel Call Thomas Darling Home? -

Wildlands Conservancy’s 1,300-acre, Pocono-based Thomas Darling Preserve contains one of the state’s largest and healthiest spruce forests. Located in the stunning Pocono Mountains, this rugged and remote region provides the perfect habitat for a variety of species including the endangered Northern Flying Squirrel. The native squirrel is a nocturnal rodent that prefers a coniferous or mixed coniferous […]

South Mountain’s Last Inholding Protected! -

  In September of 2016, Wildlands Conservancy permanently protected the last 1.5-acre inholding of our Emmaus-based South Mountain Preserve. Situated in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, within the existing 350-acre nature preserve, the 1.5-acre tract is significant for the stewardship continuity it brings to South Mountain Preserve, a priority landscape for the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River […]

Volunteers Leading Volunteers: Meet Jack & Jessica -

One American chestnut orchard. Hundreds of trees. And two very special volunteers taking the lead – meet Jack Lema and Jessica Lang. In 2012, Wildlands Conservancy planted 400 seedlings at Trexler Nature Preserve in Schnecksville to establish one of the first American chestnut orchards in the Lehigh Valley, aiming to reverse the impact of the […]

Summer Camp is Sky High, On Target, and Full of Color! -

It’s an adventure to climb a tree, but what about trying on a career as an arborist? Learning how to land an arrow just like the legendary Robin Hood? Or letting your creativity flow creekside to create a lasting, nature-inspired work of art? These experiences and more are part of Wildllands Conservancy’s 2016 summer camp, […]

Advancing Land Protection and Stewardship in the Poconos -

Much of the local community knows about Wildlands Conservancy from our Emmaus-based Pool Wildlife Sanctuary and South Mountain Preserve. But our conversation efforts reach beyond the Lehigh Valley to protect and steward lands throughout the 10-county Lehigh River watershed, including two Pocono-based preserves that we own and manage – Thomas Darling Preserve and Maple Tract […]

Making Conservation Happen on the Monocacy -

Widllands Conservancy is making a direct and lasting impact in Northampton County through significant, on-the-ground projects aimed at stream and wildlife habitat restoration on the Monocacy Creek. Monocacy Park Stream Restoration Together with project partners, Wildlands is bringing together a new vision for Bethlehem’s beloved Monocacy Park – one that enhances the public’s experience while […]

Taking Root: Futures in Conservation -

Who are the hands and minds at work managing Wildlands Conservancy’s nine nature preserves totaling more than 2,600 acres? Meet our Stewardship Crew – college students and recent graduates who are realizing careers within the natural world – right here in the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River watershed. Now in its third year, the Stewardship […]

Charlie Nehf: Still Protecting Land Today! -

In May 2016, Wildlands Conservancy permanently protected of 22 acres of woodlands situated along the Kittatinny Ridge (Blue Mountain) in Washington Township, Lehigh County. The acquired acreage was transferred to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand State Game Lands #217. An Old Letter is Honored Most significant perhaps is the exact way in which word […]

Coplay Creek Stream Restoration & Planting -

Coplay Creek is among the local waterways that fall within the scope of Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Watershed Conservation Management Plan. In summer 2015, Wildlands, in cooperation with Whitehall Township and many partners, commenced stream restoration efforts on the creek as it flows parallel to the Whitehall section of the Ironton Rail Trail. A dam […]