The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) is a land trust devoted to the sustainable conservation of the rural landscape and waters of our region for the enjoyment and well-being of present and future generations.

The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy’s vision for the future guides the organization. Working forests provide resources, jobs, and recreation for families. Farms produce local food for the communities they surround and beyond. Water resources are valued and protected. Development and growth in the region are balanced with conservation.

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NPC Wetlands: A History of Conserving Biodiversity

Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally. They are rich with biodiversity and provide critical habitat for many species of migratory and resident birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, and plants. In fact, 40% of all species live or breed in wetlands!  Wetlands also provide a variety of important ecosystem services, such as storing floodwaters, cleaning and … Continue reading NPC Wetlands: A History of Conserving Biodiversity »

NPC Awarded Grants to Complete Projects at Two Sites in 2020!

By Reneé Carey Canoe Access Development Fund Awards Grant for Avis Canoe Launch Improvements This past November Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy applied for a grant to install a geocell at the Avis Canoe Launch and make some improvements to the parking area. The path from the parking area down to Pine Creek is a compacted dirt path that gets slick when wet, making the walk down … Continue reading NPC Awarded Grants to Complete Projects at Two Sites in 2020! »

Frozen Alive! And other ways PA wildlife survive winter…

With the winter solstice approaching and the holiday season in full swing, what’s your go-to way of staying cozy and warm?  Throw another log on the fire?  Pull out your favorite sweater for an extra layer?  Or perhaps, you’re in the kitchen cooking up a hearty stew?  As humans, we have many ways that we can keep out the cold by altering our environment.  But … Continue reading Frozen Alive! And other ways PA wildlife survive winter… »

5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

Ahhh, Thanksgiving!  A whole day set aside to pause, reflect, and just appreciate what you have.  As you celebrate with friends and family over the coming days, here are some simple, eco-friendly tips to help you show some gratitude for Mother Nature along the way: Buy local.  When shopping for ingredients for your holiday meal, consider buying locally sourced food.  Buying local helps support our … Continue reading 5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving »

NPC Throwback: The Cavanaugh Access Dedication

By Renee Carey, August 9, 2017 Project Summary:The Pine Creek Rail Trail currently runs 62 miles from Wellsboro Junction in Tioga County to Jersey Shore in Lycoming County. The Trail is on the rail bed that once hauled celery, lumber, and ginseng from the region to markets throughout the world. The Trail is popular with tourists, Boy Scout Troops earning bicycling badges, and local residents … Continue reading NPC Throwback: The Cavanaugh Access Dedication »