We're protecting the lands and waters that make Pennsylvania the place we love to play, work and live.
In the next 50 years, demand for water, food, energy and living space will double, and the accompanying stresses placed on the natural world will be multiplied by a changing climate. In response, there are four big things Pennsylvanians can do to meet these challenges.
- We boast a wealth of forest lands that provide habitat for nature and clean water and air, jobs, and recreation for people. We need to keep our forests intact and healthy.
- We have more miles of rivers and streams than any other state in the Lower 48. We need to protect and restore our rivers and streams.
- We’re a global leader in energy development, producing more greenhouse gas emissions than most countries. We need to implement smart energy and climate solutions.
- In a more urbanized world, we need to empower nature in cities and engage the next generation of conservation leaders.
The Nature Conservancy is working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, and we are leading the way in Pennsylvania too. Find out more about our work and support our efforts to ensure that people and nature flourish together.
We're protecting and restoring the lands and forests that are vital to Pennsylvania’s wildlife, natural resources, and communities.
86,000 miles of streams and rivers flow across Pennsylvania in four major watersheds: the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River, Upper Ohio River and Great Lakes.
Global warming is the defining environmental challenge of our time, and the impacts are happening right here at home.
We're protecting nature in the face of energy development.
The Nature Conservancy sets down roots in Pennsylvania's largest city.
Discover how we're empowering the next generation of conservation leaders.