To date, Natural Lands Trust has worked with more than 150 municipalities in 26 Pennsylvania counties. To learn more about our services and expertise, we invite you to explore the Case Studies below.
Placing lots on only one side of a road helped planners to maximize privacy and preserve the area’s open aspect.
Building houses on only the best part of a property made room for a flower field between the houses and a nearby farm.
Township supervisors adopted new zoning provisions permitting smaller lots in order to preserve farmland.
After learning the benefits of conser-vation planning, Monroe County citizens committed to preserving open space.
Instead of 58 one-acre plots, the devel-oper opted for a 24-acre woodland trail system with a park and a picnic area.
Language and regulations that may be added to existing ordinances to apply the principles of conservation design.
How to amend zoning and subdivision ordinances and municipal comprehen- sive plans to realize conservation goals.
Rose Valley, a Growing Greener comm-unity, worked with a developer to prot- ect nine of 26 acres and a quality tree.
This township uses Growing Greener or-dinances to make sure it keeps its rural character as it continues to develop.
Creative planning of three adjacent subdivisions led to charming community greens and 63 acres of open space.
By opting for .5-acre lots, the developer saved 50 undivided acres of woodlands and kept 70 percent of the parcel open.
The savvy owners of this 120-acre property planned only 55 lots, saved an orchard, and received high bids.
The developer’s creative site design allowed for 86 percent of open space to remain fields, ponds, and woodlands.
In London Grove, setting aside conserv-ation land during development has bec- ome second nature—and a priority.
Neotraditional design elements on a 300-acre tract helped the township meet its long-term conservation goals.
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