I received an issue of ConserveLand, a publication of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. It has recent statistics on the accomplishments of land trusts in PA. Here are just a few that caught my eye:
First the headline: Pennsylvania Land Trusts Expand Conserved Lands by 58% in Just Eight Years. According to the article that’s 80 acres a day! Between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2011 Pennsylvania land trusts protected 233,182 acres. Overall Pennsylvania land trusts have protected 637,636 acres (this includes lands owned, under conservation easement, or conveyed to government).
Natural Lands Trust is among the largest organizations in the state in terms of total land protected. Check out the full report at the link above.
Posted by Daniel Barringer on May 15, 2012.