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.
"Bud’s persistence, thoughtful foresight and leadership have steered the Conservancy’s land conservation efforts in Pennsylvania for 35 years. And while he prefers not to be in the spotlight, his achievements, commitments and love of nature cannot be overlooked or overstated."
“I just can't imagine a world without these magnificent creatures. So I began researching on-the-ground operations of groups working to combat poaching. I chose to donate to The Nature Conservancy because I trust the Conservancy as a steward of the funds.”
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 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."