Grajewski Farm - Huntington Mills
North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) has recently completed a conservation project in Huntington Mills, Luzerne County. The 210-acre Grajewski farm is a generational family farm dating back to 1917. The farm encompasses active agricultural fields, mixed deciduous forests, ponds, wetlands, and streams which feed a nationally registered wetland. Owned by Bob and Susan Grajewski, the property hosts a high number of native hickory trees and contains known bat habitat. This farm, with its high conservation value, is now protected forever with a Grant of Conservation Easement which is a private, voluntary agreement with a local land trust which permanently limits the uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. Lands placed into conservation easements can continue to be farmed, hunted or used for other specified purposes. The lands also remain on county tax rolls, strengthening local economies.READ MORE ABOUT THE PROPERTY >
Mocanaqua Highlands Protected in Perpetuity
North Branch Land Trust (NBLT), working in partnership with the property owner Earth Conservancy, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) – Recreation and Conservation Division and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, recently closed on the purchase of the 3053 acre Mocanaqua Highlands. The property is situated east of the town of Mocanaqua and borders the Susquehanna River to the north and Lily Lake to the south.READ THE FULL STORY > SEE ALL NEWS >
NBLT Private Tour of the Francis F.E. Walter Dam
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE
This event filled up so rapidly that we added a second tour on Saturday, August 27th!!
Register for a private NBLT tour of the Francis F.E. Walter Dam in White Haven! See the inner workings of the dam. Not for people afraid of heights!
Conservation Subdivision = Better Land Use
Many of our planning methods and zoning codes are based on archaic land use guidelines that have not been updated for many, many years. Because of this, we are very inefficient in the way we develop our open space. These inefficiencies lead to burdensome expenses that the municipality often times cannot cope with. Conservation Subdivisions represent a better way to develop our land that can ultimately reduce municipal expenses.READ THE FULL STORY >
NBLT Receives Grant to Purchase Rail Bed for D&L Trail
Great News! NBLT has been awarded a state grant to purchase the old D&L railroad bed from Oliver Mills to the Seven Tubs Natural Area.
NBLT will work with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor folks to get a trail built from Oliver Mills at Laurel Run into the Seven Tubs Nature Area.READ THE FULL STORY > SEE ALL NEWS >
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