The Pine Creek Land Conservation Trust encourages property owners and developers in the 14 municipalities of the 65-square mile Pine Creek Watershed area to preserve undeveloped land as open space.
Land may be acquired through donations, purchase or granting of a conservation easement. Such an easement allows the landowner to retain title, but prevents development and maintains the land in a natural state.
The Trust ensures that the land will never be developed and is preserved as natural habitat available for passive public use.
Passive public use includes walking, exploring, hiking, and nature study.
The beautiful property pictured above is the Crouse Run Nature Reserve in Hampton Township, Allegheny County, PA. More information on this and other properties being preserved by PCLCT can be found on the “Properties” page.