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Field Journal Friday: Dickey Farm Conservation Easement

Established in 1999, the Dickey Farm conservation easement stands as a testament to thoughtful stewardship and long-term planning. The decision to conserve their 195-acre property came after the landowners attended an ‘Estate Planning for Family Lands’ workshop hosted by NPC. Already equipped with a farm plan and woodlot management strategy, they were dedicated to enhancing wildlife habitat on their property. Recognizing the importance of conserving … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Dickey Farm Conservation Easement »

NPC’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Who could have predicted the NPC office would lose power two hours before the annual membership meeting? We certainly didn’t! But in typical NPC fashion, our membership rallied. They demonstrated their sense of humor and flexibility, smiling through their slightly melted ice cream sundaes (a special thanks to Painterland Sisters for providing their yogurt for the event!). Then we all cheered when the power returned … Continue reading NPC’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting Recap »

Field Journal Friday: VanHorn & VanHorn Homestead Conservation Easements

Together, the VanHorn and VanHorn Homestead Conservation Easements conserve 148 acres in Lycoming County. Donated to NPC by the same owners in the late 1990s, these easements feature mature woodlands and wetlands adjacent to Big Run, a high-quality native trout stream and tributary of Muncy Creek. On the VanHorn Homestead, a swamp supports a variety of animals, plants, and aquatic life. One unique aspect is … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: VanHorn & VanHorn Homestead Conservation Easements »

Field Journal Friday: Bednar Conservation Easement

The Bednar conservation easement conserves a variety of habitats, including a small wetland, open fields, old fields reverting to forest, stone walls, and extensive acres of mature forest. These support a wide array of wildlife and plants. The property’s high point offers stunning views across rolling hills and valleys, adding to its scenic appeal. Here are few of Sara’s finds from her recent visit: Observation … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Bednar Conservation Easement »

Field Journal Friday: Joshi Conservation Easement

Today, we are exploring NPC’s Joshi conservation easement in Lycoming County. As you may recall from last week, this 87-acre property borders NPC’s Lyons Farm conservation easement. Connecting conserved lands is important because it creates large, continuous areas where animals and plants can live and move around freely. These connected areas help wildlife find food, shelter, and mates. Additionally, these connections help conserve the natural … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Joshi Conservation Easement »