Mission: To increase public awareness of land conservation and to preserve natural resources by conducting educational outreach and working with willing landowners within the upper delaware river region (see schedule o).
Programs: Conserving water and land: as an accredited land trust, delaware highlands conservancy conserves our natural heritage and quality of life in partnership with landowners and the communities of the upper delaware river region. This was accomplished by placing and holding conservation easements to protect the forests, farmland, clean waters, and wildlife habitat of our region. The conservancy holds and has assisted state and federal partners with conservation easements in new york and pennsylvania on 86 properties, totaling nearly 15,000 acres.
education: delaware highlands conservancy connects people to and educates them about land, water, and wildlife resources to foster sound stewardship for resiliency of our natural resources and promote a sustainable local economy. Through the conservancy's green lodging and drinks for the delaware initiatives, residents and visitors are introduced to the importance of conserving land and providing clean water for drinking, recreation, and habitat protection at regional hospitality and beverage establishments. Events offered by the conservancy provide in-depth learning experiences to connect people to the need and reason for conserving our natural resources. These include, but are not limited to, women and their woods program, our eagle watch program, and clear choices, clean water - my delaware river, that shares information about how individuals can make a difference to protect our clean water.
Delaware Highlands Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Delaware Highlands Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Delaware Highlands Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.