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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 »

NPC Awarded Grant to Support River Health

The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) members support the health of our streams and rivers through a variety of forward-thinking projects. Which is why we are thrilled to announce that NPC was recently awarded a ‘Consumptive Use Mitigation’ grant from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to support upcoming projects. Consumptive use refers to water that is used but not returned to rivers and streams. This … Continue reading NPC Awarded Grant to Support River Health »

Field Journal Friday: Lyons Farm Conservation Easement

NPC’s Lyons Farm conservation easement helps conserve a variety of natural values – from stream health, to field and woodland habitat, and 20-mile panoramic views! It is a real gem spanning 125-acres in Lycoming county, connected to State Game Lands 226 and NPC’s Joshi conservation easement (more on that visit next week!). Here are some of Sara’s sightings from her recent annual monitoring visit: Observation … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Lyons Farm Conservation Easement »

Montoursville Area High School Students Help Recycle Eclipse Glasses

Thank you to the Montoursville Area High School Environmental Club for helping the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) with the eclipse glasses recycling process! Before shipping the glasses to Astronomers Without Borders, they needed to be sorted by color and manufacturer. Over the past several weeks, the students in this club took time out of their busy schedules to sort over 1,200 glasses! “It is a … Continue reading Montoursville Area High School Students Help Recycle Eclipse Glasses »