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Delaware Highlands Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementDedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Upper Delaware River region.

Contact Information

Delaware Highlands Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust
PO Box 218
Hawley, PA 18428-0218

Phone: (570) 226-3164
Fax: (570) 226-3166
E-Mail: info@delawarehighlands.org
Website: www.delawarehighlands.org

Demographics

Year Founded1994
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1995
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationUpper Delaware River Watershed. Primarily Pike and Wayne, PA and Delaware and Sullivan, NY but some spill over into Monroe and Lackawanna PA, and Broome, NY
Number of Full-time Staff4
Number of Supporters350
Land Protection PrioritiesOpen space, in general; Working farms or ranchlands; Important natural areas or wildlife habitats; Water resources, including wetlands; Working forest lands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Pike   Wayne  
New York: Delaware   Sullivan  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
NEW YORK 2,229 26 2,203 -
PENNSYLVANIA 8,719 - 7,528 1,191

*This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts — whether through purchase, donation or by another means — and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

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