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!!!


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.


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.


Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary - Protected by NBLT

Posted on: October 12, 2013

In 1907, Rachel and Dr. Sarah Wyckoff of Kingston purchased 177 acres and 48 perches of land from Johnson and Almira Reed of Dallas Borough to have as bird sanctuary and summer retreat. The Wyckoff’s enjoyed and stewarded this idyllic piece of the Back Mountain up until Rachel’s death in 1946. Having a long-standing relationship with Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School Rachel bequeathed her family property to the school with instructions to “Maintain the 17 acres of wooded lands around her cottage known as Forest Echo as a sanctuary for birds and to that end to preserve and maintain the said lands.” From the date of acquisition of the property in 1946, Wyoming Seminary upheld the wishes of the Wyckoff family but realized that a greater level of protection was needed if the property was to be maintained as a sanctuary in perpetuity.


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