Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wildlands Conservancy Protects Additional 187 Acres In Lehigh County

On September 24, the
Wildlands Conservancy announced the permanent protection of  187 acres situated in Salisbury and Upper Saucon Townships, Lehigh County. 

This recent acquisition establishes a new preserve for the Lehigh Valley, the third such success of its kind for Wildlands inside of 2019-2020.

“This latest acquisition furthers our commitment to protect the fast-disappearing wonderful natural areas and open spaces our Lehigh Valley has to offer. Successes on this scale are the result of years of work, visionary investments, and legacy partnerships.” says Christopher Kocher, president of Wildlands.

The permanent protection of these acres promotes healthy, unfragmented forests within an ever-urbanizing landscape, supports local water quality and quantity, and protects critical habitat for species of concern. To read the full story and view a map of the latest protected area, visit us here.

Wildlands would like to acknowledge the support of private donations and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for funding the acquisition of these 187 acres from and in cooperation with a private landowner.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Wildlands Conservancy website.  Click Here to sign up for updates.  Like on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and Join on InstagramClick Here to support the Conservancy.

Wildlands has protected more than 54,000 acres of high-conservation-value lands, it benefits more than 19,000 school-age children annually through environmental education and is focused on improving water quality and wildlife habitat within and beyond its nine nature preserves totaling more than 2,600 acres.

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