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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As schools, playgrounds, libraries, museums, and all other public events and social gathering places closed down over the past few weeks, many parents with young children found themselves in uncharted water. As a mother of 2 toddlers myself, “just keep swimming” runs through my head on a daily basis (thanks Dory!). Add to that, the indefinite end of playdates and visits to Nana and Papa’s … Continue reading Public Access & Parenting during a Pandemic
Tamara Wagner recently joined the NPC staff as the new Land Steward Specialist. Tamara has her BS in Environmental Resource Management with a Minor in Marine Science from Penn State University. Previously, she has served as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the USFWS and a Natural Resource Specialist with the USDA. Tamara is also a certified CrossFit Trainer and enjoys daily farm life with her … Continue reading Meet Tamara – NPC’s new Land Steward Specialist!
We’re counting down the days to March 11 – 12 and Raise the Region! This annual 30-hour giving campaign is an opportunity for you and your fellow community members to come together to show your support for the local nonprofits serving north central Pennsylvania. Here at NPC, we’ve been proud to serve as your local land trust for the past 30 years! The foresight and generosity … Continue reading Get Ready to Raise the Region!
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
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!