News

February
26

Celebrate SPRING with North Branch Land Trust on May 14th

Join Dinner Co-Chairs Mike and Greg Weaver for our 15th Annual Dinner and Auctions at the Westmoreland Club on May 14 at 5:30PM.

Lots of fun pre-dinner, bidding on some very unique silent auction items flowed by dinner and the presentation of our Community Stewardship Award. We will also auction off five very distinctive items at the conclusion of the event so join us and bid for a good cause…the protection of important natural lands in your community.

This is our major fundraiser of the year so click on the link below to find out more, to register for the event & support our conservation efforts.

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Next Event

April
27

CONNECTING KIDS TO THE LAND

CONNECTING KIDS TO THE LAND
“When the world becomes your classroom, the possibilities are endless.”
Sunday, April 27th, 1:00-3:00pm
Bear Creek Camp

NBLT invites children ages 6-12 and their families to attend a fun and interactive environmental program at beautiful Bear Creek Camp on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00pm. Click on the “Read The Full Story” button to learn more and to register.

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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

April
22

News for Immediate Release

As part of our Strategic Conservation Plan, NBLT as been working to conserve natural lands along the southern edge of the Wyoming Valley. This Area includes the Penobscot Mountain ridgetop from Mocanaqua northeast to the Bald Mountain in northern Bear Creek Township. Working with the Earth Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) over the past few years, NBLT recently acquired the nessessary funds to purcahse a crtical 3000 acre tract at Mocanaqua from the Earth Conservacy. Once aquired NBLT will deed the property over to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Foresty. The property will be available to the public for a variety of recreation activities.

What follows is the press release from DCNR outlining the project.

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