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Central Pennsylvania Conservancy

Mission StatementThe purpose of this corporation shall be to promote conservation of natural resources and agriculture in the Central Pennsylvania area through development of public awareness, education, scientific research, and cooperation with local and state governments in developing programs for environmental improvement and (a) the acquiring and protecting of open space; (b) encouraging and sustaining an environment of cooperation; (c) identifying and preserving unique and publicly valued natural and historic resources in the region, including flora, fauna, geologic and historic features. (d) preserving agricultural lands.

Contact Information

Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
401 E. Louther St, Ste. 308
Carlisle, PA 17013-2652

Phone: (717) 241-4360
Fax: (717) 240-0548


Year Founded1981
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1992
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of Operation
Number of Full-time Staff1
Number of Supporters1327
Land Protection PrioritiesHistoric or cultural resources; 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: Cumberland   Dauphin   Franklin   Huntingdon   Juniata   Mifflin   Perry   Snyder  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
PENNSYLVANIA 5,420 436 1,590 3,394

*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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