Today’s conservationist is protecting the environment at a whole new level – from preserving specific places of biologic diversity to influencing government action to determining where to make financial investments that provide lasting results for a sustainable planet.
Learn through our Q&As how Conservancy staff approach their work, and explore Faces of Conservation to see how our conservationists are making a difference in Pennsylvania and around the globe.
Stuart (Stu) Slocum
“Stu was a founding member of our Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve. He was a scientist and a teacher and a nature lover all in one. We will miss him so much.”
“I’m impressed—smitten, really—with the Conservancy's comprehensive global reach, scientific emphasis and expertise, and creative and entrepreneurial approaches to addressing environmental challenges.”
Paul and Carolyn Rizza
“It is important to support international conservation work because the world is all connected. Unless all communities are healthy, there will be wars and disasters which make the world a less safe place for all of us.”
“I want future generations to have a fully functioning natural world and to still be able to experience the beauty, wonder, joy, and peace that interacting with the natural world can impart.”
"To us, one robin looks like another robin. But, after we mark a bird, we can trace its travels, its age, its mates. It’s hard to imagine research without banding."
"We are currently preparing a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forest management plan for the 3,000-acre West Branch Wilderness Preserve – the first of its kind for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania."