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Lackawanna Valley Conservancy

Mission StatementThe purpose of the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy is to protect, preserve, and acquire, for the benefit of the general public, natural resources in the Lackawanna Valley and nearby areas in Northeast PA. Also to acquire, protect, and preserve historical, cultural, and scenic sites and resources and to educate the public regarding the conservation of these resources.

Contact Information

Lackawanna Valley Conservancy
PO Box 368
Scranton, PA 18501-0368

Phone: (570) 207-7608
Fax: (570) 207-7590


Year Founded1995
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1997
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationLackawanna Valley Conservancy operates primarily within the Lackawanna River Watershed, a 350 square mile area in portions of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Susquehanna Counties in Northeast PA.
Number of Full-time Staff0
Number of Supporters60
Land Protection PrioritiesHistoric or cultural resources; Open space, in general; Urban parks, gardens or open spaces; Important natural areas or wildlife habitats; Recreation lands; Water resources, including wetlands; Working forest lands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Lackawanna   Luzerne   Susquehanna   Wayne  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
PENNSYLVANIA 152 95 56 1

*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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