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Allegheny Valley Trails Association

Mission StatementTo acquire, operate maintain and develop available railroad rights-of-way for public non-motorized recreational trail use. To participate in the operation, maintenance and development of public recreational trails for purposes of non-motorized use, such as mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and hiking. And to acquire, maintain and operate property adjacent to abandoned rail-beds for habitat preservation and recreational use.

Contact Information

Allegheny Valley Trails Association
PO Box 264
Franklin, PA 16323-0264

Phone: (814) 677-3152 Ext. 116


Year Founded1990
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1993
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationAllegheny River watershed
Number of Full-time Staff0
Number of Supporters250
Land Protection PrioritiesHistoric or cultural resources; Open space, in general; Recreation lands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Venango  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
PENNSYLVANIA 330 330 - -

*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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