About the Land Trust

The silence-breaking crack of underbrush found underfoot in a seemingly sleepy forest.
The delicate dance of a butterfly – its motion absorbed by the bloom upon which it lands.
The prismatic play of light among sun, river and paddled passage.

And children’s eyes made wide by close encounters with wild things – feathered, furry and not.

Moments like these represent lasting connections to nature.

They are real for the more than 600,000 people – young and old, rural and urban – who call the Lehigh Valley home. We know them to exist because of the conservation and education work of Wildlands Conservancy. Since 1973, we have been the region’s premier, nonprofit land trust.

Each passing day, the protection of our natural resources is increasingly challenged, countering the critical balance of use and preservation, and potentially denying future generations the wonderment of outdoor discovery.

Our Mission

Protect and restore critical natural areas and waterways, and educate the community to create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations.

Our Vision

A Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River Watershed that contain expansive natural areas, connected green spaces, healthy waterways and an enlightened community where people embrace conservation and sustainability.

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