North Branch Land Trust

North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) is a registered 501(c)(3) conservation nonprofit operating in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their mission is to work with landowners and their communities to conserve the natural, working, and scenic landscapes in Northeastern Pennsylvania that enrich our lives.

NBLT’s approach to outreach is regional, focused on the needs of the Susquehanna Watershed, and cross-curricular, inviting a variety of perspectives to the conservation conversation. NBLT events and publications have invited researchers from Longwood Gardens to speak on native orchid conservation, artists to lead botanical drawing courses, and naturalists to guide hikes that highlight the conservation needs of our native resources.

To date, the Land Trust has helped to conserve over 23,000 acres in 8 Northeastern Pennsylvania counties. NBLT also owns nearly 1,000 acres across 7 preserves in Luzerne County. Four of these properties (approximately 600 acres) are open to the public year-round from dawn to duck for passive recreation while the others are limited to research and conservation due to accessibility and habitat sensitivity.

A person walks along a forested trail at one of North Branch Land Trust's preserves A doe and fawn along a creek A meadow on one of North Branch Land Trust's conservation easements A pond at one of North Branch Land Trust's nature preserves An old wooden barn overlooks a pond at one of North Branch Land Trust's conservation easements A group walks along a rail trail in fall

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