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Land Conservancy of Adams County - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementTo preserve or aid in the preservation of areas of scenic, natural, geological, biological, or historical importance and productive agricultural land, to establish or aid in the establishment of nature reserves or other protected areas for aesthetic, educational or scientific purposes and to promote and support public policy, laws and action toward land preservation and the protection and importance of agriculture.

Contact Information

Land Conservancy of Adams County - An Accredited Land Trust
PO Box 4584
Gettysburg, PA 17325-4584

Phone: (717) 334-2828
Fax: (717) 337-0730


Year Founded1995
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1996
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of Operation
Number of Full-time Staff2
Number of Supporters600
Land Protection PrioritiesHistoric or cultural resources; Open space, in general; Urban parks, gardens or open spaces; Working farms or ranchlands; 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: Adams  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
PENNSYLVANIA 6,753 6 6,707 40

*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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