Native Wildflower Meadow: Educating Young Minds & Regenerating Biodiversity

South Mountain Preserve is literally seeding new ideas and educating a tomorrow for our special part of the planet. Wildlands’ preserve managers are underway with establishing a 3.3-acre native wildflower meadow in the northwest area of South Mountain Preserve, near the Wilderness Trail. Not only will the wildflower meadow provide sustenance to native pollinators and a home for wildlife, but […]

LCTI Partnership Brings Repairs & Renovations

A Win-Win for Accessible Nature & Real-World Learning Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary received some much-needed repairs and renovations this spring thanks to a partnership with Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. You may have heard the sound of power tools at the preserve alongside the playful calls of black-capped chickadees and song sparrows. “The nice part […]

Wildlands Conservancy Protects 38 acres, Expands South Mountain Preserve

Wildlands announced today the permanent protection of approximately 38 acres situated in Salisbury and Upper Saucon Townships, Lehigh County that will expand the organization’s 400+-acre South Mountain Preserve. “At a time when the Lehigh Valley is losing open space at the alarming rate of 2,000 acres a year, we need to protect all we can, […]

Wildlands Conservancy Protects 2,700 acres in Carbon and Luzerne Counties

Wildlands announced today the permanent protection of approximately 2700 high-conservation value acres that straddle Lausanne, Banks, and Packer Townships and Weatherly Borough, Carbon County and Foster and Hazle Townships, Luzerne County. Known as the “Penrose Swamp Barrens,” Wildlands purchased the property with cooperation from the Estate of Pasco L. Schiavo and the consent of the Pasco L. […]

Wildlands Conservancy and Partners Restore and Enhance Bushkill Creek in Northampton County

Wildlands, in partnership with Forks of the Delaware Trout Unlimited (TU) and Bushkill Stream Conservancy (BSC), is advancing a large-scale stream restoration and habitat enhancement project along more than one mile of the Bushkill Creek as it flows through Tatamy Borough and into Palmer Township in Northampton County. This effort, more than eight years in […]

Restoring Oughoughton Creek in Northampton County

Wildlands Conservancy, in partnership with Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association (MJWA), completed the restoration of nearly one-mile of the Oughoughton Creek, a direct tributary to the Delaware River in Northampton County – a project years in the making. Focus On a Priority Landscape in Northampton County The Oughoughton Creek flows through Upper Mount Bethel and Washington Townships, […]