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 […]

Natural Habitat Making a Comeback at Trexler Nature Preserve -

Trexler Nature Preserve is a local destination for many tens-of-thousands of visitors each year – from families eager to explore Jordan Creek to hikers, bikers and more. Its rolling 1,108 acres, situated in Schnecksville, is among the largest area of green space in Lehigh Valley.

Connecting the Community with the Lehigh River -

As the Lehigh River Water Trail manager, Wildlands Conservancy forwards education and recreation opportunities that support the continued protection of the Lehigh River, maintaining a perpetual focus on improved water quality and wildlife habitat throughout the watershed. In 2015, improved signage for marking the Lehigh River Water Trail was created for nearly 20 access points […]

Judith’s Diehl’s South Mountain Love Story -

“I was born and raised at the farmhouse at the end of the property,” says Judith Diehl, 89, of the 8.4 acres she donated to Wildlands Conservancy in 2015, expanding our Emmaus-based Burkhart Preserve to feature more than 30 acres of woodlands. But the heritage of the place Judith called home has many sentimental layers […]

Trexler Nature Preserve: Stewarding the Health Of Jordan Creek -
Bausch Family Land Donation Enhances South Mountain Preserve -

  In August 2015, Wildlands Conservancy announced the permanent protection of 4.2 acres of mature woodlands in proximity to the land trust’s 340-acre, Emmaus-based South Mountain Preserve, a priority landscape for the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River watershed. The property, donated by Richard D. Bausch Jr. and his five siblings, is situated in Upper Saucon […]

Lehigh River Headwaters Lehigh River Headwaters Tour -

On May 28, 2015, friends, partners and supporters gathered for a special tour of the headwaters of the Lehigh River, a 4,000-acre property protected through the land-trust work of Wildands Conservancy. Today, the   parcel is permanently set aside as part of PA State Game Lands #312. Key to the quantity and quality of the water […]