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Heritage Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementHeritage Conservancy promotes open space preservation, natural resource protection, property stewardship, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, wildlife habitat restoration, and biodiversity. These goals are achieved through land use planning and design, public outreach and education, innovative land conservation and historic preservation strategies, and best management practices for property stewardship.

Contact Information

Heritage Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust
85 Old Dublin Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901-2468

Phone: (215) 345-7020
Fax: (215) 345-4328


Year Founded1958
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1991
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationCooks Creek Watershed, Delaware River Valley, Neshaminy Creek Watershed, Muscontecong River Valley, Bushkill Creek Watershed
Number of Full-time Staff15
Number of Supporters612
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; Water resources, including wetlands; Working forest lands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

Pennsylvania: Berks   Bucks   Chester   Delaware   Lehigh   Montgomery  
New Jersey: Hunterdon   Morris   Sussex   Warren  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
DELAWARE - - - -
NEW JERSEY 67 7 - 60
NEW YORK - - - -
PENNSYLVANIA 10,395 1,422 5,731 3,242

*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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