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Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014
Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014

pdf 5.61 MB Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014
Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences
Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences

Your neighborhood birds, plus the foods and feeder types that will make yours their favorite backyard.

pdf 1.45 MB Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences
Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options
Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options

A look at the harm caused by deer overpopulation and a review of methods of deer management.

pdf 794.13 kB Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options
Biennial Report 2012-2014
Biennial Report 2012-2014

pdf 3.71 MB Biennial Report 2012-2014

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Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014
Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014

pdf 5.61 MB Natural Lands Trust Magazine - Spring/Summer 2014
Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2013
Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2013

pdf 3.73 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2013
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2013
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2013

pdf 3.9 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2013
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2012
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2012

pdf 9.76 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2012
Natural Lands Magazine – Fall/Winter 2011
Natural Lands Magazine – Fall/Winter 2011

pdf 9.88 MB Natural Lands Magazine – Fall/Winter 2011
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2011
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2011

pdf 3.6 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2011
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009

pdf 2.18 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009
Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2009
Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2009

pdf 2.54 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Fall/Winter 2009
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2010
Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2010

pdf 2.47 MB Natural Lands Magazine - Spring/Summer 2010

Get Out There! - Trail Guides


Bear Creek Preserve

Bear Creek, PA

pdf 7.41 MB Bear Creek Preserve
Bear Creek Preserve Trail Map

pdf 137.07 kB Bear Creek Preserve Trail Map
Binky Lee Preserve

Chester Springs, PA

pdf 317.82 kB Binky Lee Preserve
ChesLen Preserve

Coatesville, PA

pdf 462.89 kB ChesLen Preserve
Crow's Nest Preserve

Elverson, PA

pdf 369.4 kB Crow's Nest Preserve
Directions to Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve

pdf 87.9 kB Directions to Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve
Glades Paddling Trail

Berrytown

pdf 344.89 kB Glades Paddling Trail
Glades Paddling Trail

Hansey Creek

pdf 352.19 kB Glades Paddling Trail
Glades Paddling Trail

Oranoken Creek

pdf 1.15 MB Glades Paddling Trail
Glades Paddling Trail

Turkey Point

pdf 356.74 kB Glades Paddling Trail
Glades Paddling Trails

Overview

pdf 427.54 kB Glades Paddling Trails
Glades Wildlife Refuge

Newport, NJ

pdf 633.05 kB Glades Wildlife Refuge
Green Hills Preserve Trail Map

pdf 393.01 kB Green Hills Preserve Trail Map
Gwynedd Wildlife Refuge

Ambler, PA

pdf 588.49 kB Gwynedd Wildlife Refuge
Harold N. Peek Preserve

Millville, NJ

pdf 991.34 kB Harold N. Peek Preserve
Hildacy Farm Preserve

Media, PA

pdf 334.16 kB Hildacy Farm Preserve
Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

Easton, PA

pdf 1.82 MB Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
Peacedale Preserve

Landenberg, PA

pdf 204.09 kB Peacedale Preserve
Sadsbury Woods Preserve

Coatesville, PA

pdf 2.45 MB Sadsbury Woods Preserve
Saunders Woods Preserve

Gladwyne, PA

pdf 237.33 kB Saunders Woods Preserve

Caring For Your Land - Information and Case Studies


Afforestation Case Study: Converting a Farm Field to Forest
Afforestation Case Study: Converting a Farm Field to Forest

Details, success, and benefits of our staff’s work at Binky Lee Preserve to convert 20 acres of fields to woodlands.

pdf 563.89 kB Afforestation Case Study: Converting a Farm Field to Forest
Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences
Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences

Your neighborhood birds, plus the foods and feeder types that will make yours their favorite backyard.

pdf 1.45 MB Backyard Birding: Common Songbirds' Food and Feeder Preferences
Beneficial Pollinators: Attracting Butterflies
Beneficial Pollinators: Attracting Butterflies

A list of beautiful plants that can transform your garden into a haven for butterflies.

pdf 322.3 kB Beneficial Pollinators: Attracting Butterflies
Bird Abodes: Bluebird Nesting Boxes
Bird Abodes: Bluebird Nesting Boxes

How to find the ideal spot for your Bluebird box and how to encourage nesting Bluebirds to foster many young.

pdf 61.58 kB Bird Abodes: Bluebird Nesting Boxes
Conservation Easements
Conservation Easements

A brief landowner's guide to conservation easements.

pdf 874.9 kB Conservation Easements
Controlling Invasive Plants: Prioritization, Planning and Persistence
Controlling Invasive Plants: Prioritization, Planning and Persistence

Profiles of invasives in our region and techniques homeowners can use to manage invasives on their property.

pdf 885.67 kB Controlling Invasive Plants: Prioritization, Planning and Persistence
East Bradford Township Case Study: Creative Strategies for Public Parks
East Bradford Township Case Study: Creative Strategies for Public Parks

See how our Stewardship Assessments make great parks better and help municipalities maintain them.

pdf 806.86 kB East Bradford Township Case Study: Creative Strategies for Public Parks
Getting Started with Land Stewardship: Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Started with Land Stewardship: Frequently Asked Questions

What is land stewardship, and who benefits? Short answers: It’s as simple as weeding, and it benefits everyone.

pdf 1.67 MB Getting Started with Land Stewardship: Frequently Asked Questions
Going Native: Alternatives to Invasive Plants
Going Native: Alternatives to Invasive Plants

A list of popular native plants by type and a directory of nurseries and other places to find them.

pdf 152.04 kB Going Native: Alternatives to Invasive Plants
Greening Up: Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care
Greening Up: Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care

Simple adjustments to your lawn care practices that will keep your lawn green and healthy.

pdf 992.65 kB Greening Up: Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care
Land for Life
Land for Life

The 2nd edition of Natural Lands Trust's comprehensive resource for landowners and professional land managers.

pdf 9 MB Land for Life
Meadows: Developing a Wilder Aesthetic
Meadows: Developing a Wilder Aesthetic

Learn what lives in a meadow, how to start one, how to maintain one, and how to help a meadow look its best.

pdf 926.71 kB Meadows: Developing a Wilder Aesthetic
Mineral Hill Case Study
Mineral Hill Case Study

pdf 872.92 kB Mineral Hill Case Study
Native Plant Materials We Love
Native Plant Materials We Love

Landowners can help minimize the impact of invasive plants by substituting native species for exotics.

pdf 1.07 MB Native Plant Materials We Love
Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options
Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options

A look at the harm caused by deer overpopulation and a review of methods of deer management.

pdf 794.13 kB Oh Deer!: White-tailed Deer Management Options
Park Master Plan: Roxborough Reservoir
Park Master Plan: Roxborough Reservoir

New life for an industrial relic

pdf 7.28 MB Park Master Plan: Roxborough Reservoir
Prescribed Fire: Improving Ecosystems with Controlled Burning
Prescribed Fire: Improving Ecosystems with Controlled Burning

Learn how, when applied by trained professionals, burnings contribute to an ecosystem’s health.

pdf 868 kB Prescribed Fire: Improving Ecosystems with Controlled Burning
Relics from the Past: Uncovering the Story Behind Your Land
Relics from the Past: Uncovering the Story Behind Your Land

Using aerial photos, GIS data, and field experience, our staff offer insights into a property’s past and inform its future.

pdf 3 MB Relics from the Past: Uncovering the Story Behind Your Land
Stewardship Planning Case Study: Enhancing the Natural Areas of a Homeowners' Association's Land
Stewardship Planning Case Study: Enhancing the Natural Areas of a Homeowners' Association's Land

How to improve the health, beauty, and upkeep of a communal open space.

pdf 221.01 kB Stewardship Planning Case Study: Enhancing the Natural Areas of a Homeowners' Association's Land
Warm-season Grass Meadow Case Study: Converting an Abandoned Field
Warm-season Grass Meadow Case Study: Converting an Abandoned Field

See how native grass meadows provide more bird habitat and visual appeal than mowed lawns.

pdf 287.34 kB Warm-season Grass Meadow Case Study: Converting an Abandoned Field

Growing Greener: Conservation by Design


Birch Run - West Vincent Township
Birch Run - West Vincent Township

Placing lots on only one side of a road helped planners to maximize privacy and preserve the area’s open aspect.

pdf 1.65 MB Birch Run - West Vincent Township
Canterbury - Buckingham Township
Canterbury - Buckingham Township

Building houses on only the best part of a property made room for a flower field between the houses and a nearby farm.

pdf 143.63 kB Canterbury - Buckingham Township
Farmview - Lower Makefield Township
Farmview - Lower Makefield Township

Township supervisors adopted new zoning provisions permitting smaller lots in order to preserve farmland.

pdf 125.38 kB Farmview - Lower Makefield Township
Forever Green - Monroe County
Forever Green - Monroe County

After learning the benefits of conser-vation planning, Monroe County citizens committed to preserving open space.

pdf 1.71 MB Forever Green - Monroe County
Garnet Oaks - Bethel Township
Garnet Oaks - Bethel Township

Instead of 58 one-acre plots, the devel-oper opted for a 24-acre woodland trail system with a park and a picnic area.

pdf 163.02 kB Garnet Oaks - Bethel Township
Growing Greener Model Ordinance
Growing Greener Model Ordinance

Language and regulations that may be added to existing ordinances to apply the principles of conservation design.

pdf 982.89 kB Growing Greener Model Ordinance
Growing Greener: Conservation by Design
Growing Greener: Conservation by Design

How to amend zoning and subdivision ordinances and municipal comprehen- sive plans to realize conservation goals.

pdf 1.85 MB Growing Greener: Conservation by Design
How it Should Work - Rose Valley Borough
How it Should Work - Rose Valley Borough

Rose Valley, a Growing Greener comm-unity, worked with a developer to prot- ect nine of 26 acres and a quality tree.

pdf 443.97 kB How it Should Work - Rose Valley Borough
Making a Difference - West Vincent Township
Making a Difference - West Vincent Township

This township uses Growing Greener or-dinances to make sure it keeps its rural character as it continues to develop.

pdf 349.26 kB Making a Difference - West Vincent Township
Marshall Pond & View - Wallace Township
Marshall Pond & View - Wallace Township

Creative planning of three adjacent subdivisions led to charming community greens and 63 acres of open space.

pdf 1.91 MB Marshall Pond & View - Wallace Township
Plumsock - Willistown Township
Plumsock - Willistown Township

By opting for .5-acre lots, the developer saved 50 undivided acres of woodlands and kept 70 percent of the parcel open.

pdf 158.24 kB Plumsock - Willistown Township
Ponds at Woodward - Kennett Township
Ponds at Woodward - Kennett Township

The savvy owners of this 120-acre property planned only 55 lots, saved an orchard, and received high bids.

pdf 139.81 kB Ponds at Woodward - Kennett Township
Ringfield - Chadds Ford Township
Ringfield - Chadds Ford Township

The developer’s creative site design allowed for 86 percent of open space to remain fields, ponds, and woodlands.

pdf 136.36 kB Ringfield - Chadds Ford Township
Trails System - London Grove Township
Trails System - London Grove Township

In London Grove, setting aside conserv-ation land during development has bec- ome second nature—and a priority.

pdf 1.97 MB Trails System - London Grove Township
Weatherstone - West Vincent Township
Weatherstone - West Vincent Township

Neotraditional design elements on a 300-acre tract helped the township meet its long-term conservation goals.

pdf 140.42 kB Weatherstone - West Vincent Township

Annual Reports


Biennial Report 2012-2014
Biennial Report 2012-2014

pdf 3.71 MB Biennial Report 2012-2014
Biennial Report 2010-2012
Biennial Report 2010-2012

pdf 3.09 MB Biennial Report 2010-2012
Biennial Report 2008-2010
Biennial Report 2008-2010

pdf 2.33 MB Biennial Report 2008-2010

Plans and Studies


Schuylkill Highlands Greenway Plan


(1) Cover and Table of Contents

pdf 552.17 kB (1) Cover and Table of Contents
(2) Overview and Current Conditions

pdf 26.82 MB (2) Overview and Current Conditions
(3) Feasibility & Implementation

pdf 15.8 MB (3) Feasibility & Implementation
(4) Resource Area Profiles

pdf 20.95 MB (4) Resource Area Profiles
(5) Appendix Vol. 1

pdf 459.85 kB (5) Appendix Vol. 1
(6) Appendix Vol. 2

pdf 25.73 MB (6) Appendix Vol. 2


Cynwyd Heritage Trail Draft Recommendations

pdf 7.8 MB Cynwyd Heritage Trail Draft Recommendations
Downe Township, NJ - Helping a Delaware Bayshore community adjust to climate change

pdf 7.75 MB Downe Township, NJ - Helping a Delaware Bayshore community adjust to climate change
East Bradford Township - Brandywine Farm Stewardship, Trails, and Limited Development Plan

pdf 2.17 MB East Bradford Township - Brandywine Farm Stewardship, Trails, and Limited Development Plan
East Bradford Township - Ingram's Mill Nature Area Stewardship Report

pdf 4.1 MB East Bradford Township - Ingram's Mill Nature Area Stewardship Report
East Bradford Township - Paradise Valley Nature Area Stewardship Report

pdf 4.24 MB East Bradford Township - Paradise Valley Nature Area Stewardship Report
Hopewell Big Woods Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adaptive Management Plan

pdf 4.96 MB Hopewell Big Woods Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adaptive Management Plan
Resources of the Hopewell Big Woods and Potential Impact of Pipeline Development (low resolution)

pdf 6.27 MB Resources of the Hopewell Big Woods and Potential Impact of Pipeline Development (low resolution)
Roxborough Reservoir Appendix

pdf 23.22 MB Roxborough Reservoir Appendix
Roxborough Reservoir Concept Plan

pdf 23.93 MB Roxborough Reservoir Concept Plan
Roxborough Reservoir Report

pdf 1.59 MB Roxborough Reservoir Report
Sadsbury Woods Preserve - Public Visitation Plan

pdf 2.22 MB Sadsbury Woods Preserve - Public Visitation Plan
The City of Philadelphia - Germany Hill, Manayunk Neighborhood Plan

pdf 3.55 MB The City of Philadelphia - Germany Hill, Manayunk Neighborhood Plan
The City of Philadelphia - Shawmont Valley Stewardship Plan

pdf 7.3 MB The City of Philadelphia - Shawmont Valley Stewardship Plan
Upper Main Line YMCA Stewardship Plan

pdf 4.49 MB Upper Main Line YMCA Stewardship Plan
Upper Main Line YMCA Trail Assessment

pdf 3.77 MB Upper Main Line YMCA Trail Assessment

Google Earth Workshop


Montgomery County
Montgomery County

kml 19.3 kB Montgomery County
MC School District
MC School District

jpg 233.53 kB MC School District
MC Baseline
MC Baseline

jpg 270.06 kB MC Baseline
Google Earth Outline
Google Earth Outline

pdf 216.37 kB Google Earth Outline
Land Use Map 2010
Land Use Map 2010

jpg 2.71 MB Land Use Map 2010