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North Branch Land Trust, DCNR & The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Partner to Conserve Camp Kresge

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – The North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA completed a conservation project on the YMCA’s Camp Kresge property in Dennison Township, north of White Haven, PA.

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The Conservation of Little Wilkes-Barre Mountain

Posted on: April 21, 2017

We are working with the Earth Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry to conserve 1000 acres of Little Wilkes-Barre Mountain behind Wanamie. Once conserved, the property will become part of the Pennsylvania State Forest System. It is a beautiful piece of property!!!

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

Posted on: November 7, 2014

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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News for Immediate Release

Posted on: April 22, 2014

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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