Mission: The westmoreland conservancy is an accredited non-profit land trust located in murrysville, pennsylvania, about 20 miles east of pittsburgh in westmoreland county. The organization was founded in 1991, and has always been run by community volunteers. The purpose of the westmoreland conservancy is to acquire and preserve rural and rustic land for the public good.
Programs: The westmoreland conservancy is an all volunteer, non-profit, 501c-3 corporation dedicated to acquiring and preserving rural and rustic lands for the public good. The conservancy acquires property through land gifts, private and state grants, and monetary donations. The conservancy has particular interest in land which contains special features (scenic, biological, or endangered and rare species). It also desires to preserve land which provides unique flora, fauna, streams, etc. , or land which, because of its location, can help connect reserves and provide "green" corridors.
Westmoreland Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Westmoreland Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Westmoreland 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.