County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Union Township: Hartley Year: 1993 Acreage: 2.72 Type: Easement Conservation Values:
  • Adjacent to Other Conserved Land
  • Comprehensive or Open Space/Greenway Plan
  • In the Public's View
  • Public Recreation
  • Special Scenic Quality
  • Water Resource Protection

The Johnson property buffers Penns Creek, a high-quality, limestone, spring-fed tributary of the Susquehanna River. The creek is classified as a 1A priority for Pennsylvania Scenic River designation. Known for its class “A” trout fishery, the Penns Creek frontage of this property encompasses an unstocked, no harvest section of the creek.

In addition, the property is adjacent and in close proximity to lands owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the White Mountain Natural Area, and is adjacent to the 156-mile Mid-State Trail. Protection of this property enlarges an important area of open space. This property represents the first completed conservation easement for the Conservancy.