A look at the harm caused by deer overpopulation and a review of
methods of deer management.
Your neighborhood birds, plus the foods and feeder types that will make yours their favorite backyard.
Bear Creek, PA
Chester Springs, PA
Details, success, and benefits of our staff’s work at Binky Lee Preserve to
convert 20 acres of fields to woodlands.
A list of beautiful plants that can transform your garden into a haven for butterflies.
How to find the ideal spot for your Bluebird box and how to encourage nesting Bluebirds to foster many young.
A brief landowner's guide to conservation easements.
Profiles of invasives in our region and techniques homeowners can use to manage invasives on their property.
See how our Stewardship Assessments make great parks better and help municipalities maintain them.
What is land stewardship, and who benefits? Short answers: It’s as simple as weeding, and it benefits everyone.
A list of popular native plants by type and a directory of nurseries and other places to find them.
Simple adjustments to your lawn care practices that will keep your lawn green and healthy.
The 2nd edition of Natural Lands Trust's comprehensive resource for landowners and professional land managers.
Learn what lives in a meadow, how to start one, how to maintain one, and how to help a meadow look its best.
Landowners can help minimize the impact of invasive plants by substituting native species for exotics.
New life for an industrial relic
Learn how, when applied by trained professionals, burnings contribute to an ecosystem’s health.
Using aerial photos, GIS data, and field experience, our staff offer insights into
a property’s past and inform its future.
How to improve the health, beauty, and upkeep of a communal open space.
See how native grass meadows provide more bird habitat and visual appeal than mowed lawns.
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.