Help Us Protect What is ESSENTIAL

Every year, our region is losing open space at an alarming rate. Your donation can help us PRESERVE the future of our remaining wildlands, keeping these places that matter from becoming places that are gone. Your donation will help PROTECT and CONNECT more land, plant more trees, keep more water clean, help educate more people on the value of green space, and meet the future needs of our vital natural areas.


Your gift, of any size, will help Wildlands Conservancy preserve more land right here in our own backyard—the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River watershed we all know and love. All donations make a direct local impact on conservation and education within Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, and Lackawanna Counties.

If you have any questions on the giving opportunities below or would like to make a direct donation, please contact our department of development and communications today:

Elizabeth Dugan, VP, Development & Communications
610-965-4397, ext. 126 |


Your gift to the Annual Fund directly supports the protection of land and water and environmental education.

All Annual Fund donors are:

  • Recognized in our annual report
  • Invited to special events and volunteer opportunities

Many employers offer a matching gift program as part of their employee benefits package. If you or your significant other work for such a company, you can double your gift to Wildlands!

If your exmployer offers this benefit and requires a paper form, please complete it and mail it to the department of development and communications at:

Wildlands Conservancy
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA 18037

If your employer offers this benefit and uses an automated system, please complete the process and forward a copy to the department of development and communication by emailing

Match your giving with convenience! Decide how much you’d like to donate each year, and spread it across easy monthly payments that we’ll automatically process on our end.

It’s the most “set it and forget it” way to support nature, each and every season!

The Evergreen Society recognizes a very special group of donors who make a leadership gift(s) of $1500 or more to Wildlands Conservancy annually.

Society members can choose monthly payments starting at $125 per month.

Giving Evergreen means being a supporter who understands two very weighty words: in perpetuity. As core supporters of Wildlands Conservancy, Evergreen Society members are:

  • Invited to exclusive events
  • Invited to annual supporters’ reception
  • Recognized in our annual report and throughout the year at special events
Wildlands Conservancy Evergreen Society

Our wildlife education animals, better known as Animal Ambassadors, educate community members of all ages about the value of nature right here in our backyard.

Their care, feeding, and keeping costs about $70,000 annually—your support can help keep them healthy, fed, and educating generations.

Special packages to feed, care, or adopt begin as low as $50.

Wildlands Conservancy welcomes gifts-in-kind that are aligned with our mission. These may include items or services to help with administrative needs, the management of our preserves, special event planning, and program staffing. All gift-in-kind donations are recognized in our annual report.

Gifts-in-kind may include:

Arts & Crafts

  • Beads
  • Crayons
  • Foam-Tastic
  • Magnet Strips
  • Markers
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Tacky Glue

Education Animal Care

  • Gift cards for grocery and/or pet stores
  • Gift cards for Amazon, Home Depot, or Tractor Supply
  • Wild bird food (mixes without red millet/milo)
  • Newspaper (non-glossy)
  • Simple Green all-purpose cleaner concentrate, 1-gallon jugs
  • Distilled white vinegar, 1-gallon jugs
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Eco Earth coconut fiber substrate
  • Items on our Amazon Wish List


  • Chainsaw
  • Heavy brush cutters
  • Mist blower
  • UTV
  • Zero-turn lawnmower
  • Snowblower
  • Home Depot or Tractor Supply gift cards
  • Lawnmower
  • Trimmers

Gifts-in-kind are reviewed prior to acceptance to:

  • Ensure that the gift-in-kind meets an organizational need
  • Assess any liabilities that the gift may pose
  • Ensure the proper submission of paperwork for recording, acknowledgement, recognition in our annual report, and compliance with IRS guidelines/reporting

Wildlands Conservancy reserves the right to decline any gift-in-kind that does not help further our goals, involves special maintenance, or creates unsuitable working conditions. Gift-in-kind donors are responsible for making any necessary delivery arrangements.

To discuss or plan a gift-in-kind contribution, please contact our department of development and communications:

Elizabeth Dugan, VP, Development & Communications
610-965-4397, ext. 126 |

Wildlands Conservancy welcomes gifts in memory or honor of a loved one, co-worker, or friend. All memorial and honoree gifts are recognized in our annual report. We are happy to send notification of your contribution to those being honored or to family and friends of the honoree.

Gifts of stock are another valuable way you can contribute to the Wildlands Conservancy mission. To make a gift of stock, please follow these instructions:

  1. Contact your stockbroker. They can make a direct electronic transfer of your stock certificates to the Wildlands Conservancy account with the following information:

    First Clearing, LLC
    DTC #0141
    FBO Account #2571-7495/Wildlands Conservancy, Inc.
    Magellan Financial, Inc.
    Attention: Kaycee Dorney

  2. Give your stockbroker the Wildlands Conservancy taxpayer identification number: 23-7401326.
  3. Notify Wildlands Conservancy as soon as the transfer instructions have been given so that we can alert our stockbroker. You or your stockbroker should contact:

    Elizabeth Dugan, VP, Development & Communications
    610-965-4397, ext. 126 |

    Wildlands Conservancy
    3701 Orchid Place
    Emmaus, PA 18049

    Please communicate the name of the security, the number of shares to be donated, and the name/phone number of your stockbroker. This notification will enable us to notify our stockbroker of your gift’s arrival.

For more information on gifts of stock, please contact our department of development and communications:

Elizabeth Dugan, VP, Development & Communications
610-965-4397, ext. 126 |

Gifts of land and conservation easements meaningfully support Wildlands Conservancy’s role as the greater Lehigh Valley’s land trust. All landowner donations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and property owners are advised to consult their legal and tax advisors.

For more information on landowner donations, please contact us to connect with our conservation department.

Have an idea to help raise funds for our mission? Wildlands Conservancy welcomes community-focused organizations to support our work as third-party fundraisers. If you represent an interested group, please contact our department of development and communications for more information and approval on third-party fundraising:

Elizabeth Dugan, VP, Development & Communications
610-965-4397, ext. 126 |


Evergreen Society member, longtime supporter, and friend Bob Teufel says part of why he gives to Wildlands Conservancy is because, “Our open space is really important for all of us!”