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Natural Lands Trust - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementThe Mission of Natural Lands Trust is to protect the forests, fields, wetlands, and streams that are essential to the sustainability and quality of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We seek to apply a comprehensive approach to conservation that includes saving land, providing leadership in stewarding natural resources, and creating opportunities for people to connect with and learn from nature.

Contact Information

Natural Lands Trust - An Accredited Land Trust
1031 Palmers Mill Rd
Media, PA 19063-1006

Phone: (610) 353-5587
Fax: (610) 353-0517


Year Founded1953
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1982
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of Operation
Number of Full-time Staff56
Number of Supporters2149
Land Protection PrioritiesOpen space, in general; 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:

Delaware: Statewide
Maryland: Cecil  
New Jersey: Cape May   Cumberland   Gloucester   Salem  
Pennsylvania: Chester   Cumberland   Dauphin   Delaware   Lancaster   Lehigh   Luzerne   Monroe   Montgomery   Northampton   Perry   Philadelphia   Pike   Schuylkill   Wayne  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
DELAWARE - - - -
FLORIDA 18,100 - - 18,100
GEORGIA 2,900 - - 2,900
MARYLAND 1,807 - 154 1,653
MAINE 32 - - 32
NEW JERSEY 29,214 9,234 143 19,837
NEW YORK 100 - - 100
PENNSYLVANIA 38,150 11,753 16,814 9,583
SOUTH CAROLINA 4,053 - - 4,053
VIRGINIA 1,400 - - 1,400

*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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