News

June
23

Mocanaqua Highlands Protected in Perpetuity

North Branch Land Trust (NBLT), working in partnership with the property owner Earth Conservancy, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) – Recreation and Conservation Division and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, recently closed on the purchase of the 3053 acre Mocanaqua Highlands. The property is situated east of the town of Mocanaqua and borders the Susquehanna River to the north and Lily Lake to the south.

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Next Event

August
8

2015 NBLT Annual River Trip

This year’s Annual River Trip will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Rockin’ the River at the Howland Preserve! We will put in at the Meshoppen access and paddle 12 miles downriver to the Vosburg Neck and the Howland Preserve where we will join in the Rockin’ the River celebration. Your registration fee includes entry to the event. See below for more information about this fun day.

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Naturalist's Notes

Conservation Subdivision = Better Land Use

Many of our planning methods and zoning codes are based on archaic land use guidelines that have not been updated for many, many years. Because of this, we are very inefficient in the way we develop our open space. These inefficiencies lead to burdensome expenses that the municipality often times cannot cope with. Conservation Subdivisions represent a better way to develop our land that can ultimately reduce municipal expenses.

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Conservation News

November
7

NBLT Receives Grant to Purchase Rail Bed for D&L Trail

Great News! NBLT has been awarded a state grant to purchase the old D&L railroad bed from Oliver Mills to the Seven Tubs Natural Area.

NBLT will work with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor folks to get a trail built from Oliver Mills at Laurel Run into the Seven Tubs Nature Area.

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