A honey bee visits a flower.
Honey Bee A close-up look at a honey bee visiting a flower © miroslavmisiura

Stories in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Milestones

We saved a place for you. Dozens, actually.

Since 1956, The Nature Conservancy has worked in Pennsylvania to protect nearly 100,000 acres of land. During this time, TNC has also become a conservation leader in restoring Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers, collaborating with farmers on improving soil health and increasing stormwater management in urban areas, all while addressing the impacts of climate change in these places. 

Conserving nature in Pennsylvania over more than four decades has provided an opportunity to pursue larger, more complex projects than ever before. Time is of the essence, and we are up for the challenge. However, it is important to recognize the true urgency of our work in a world that is projected to have more than nine billion people by 2050.

Two hands hold dark brown soil.
Soil Health A farmer examines soil that is key to the health of local land, water and food. © Mike Wilkinson

Protecting nature—and providing water, food and energy to a growing population—are no longer mutually exclusive goals. Addressing these together are paramount to sustaining life on Earth. Can we design a future that meets people’s basic needs without further degrading the planet? Yes!

This work must occur at an unprecedented scale with little time to waste. It begins organizing our work around four priorities:

See how we are doing in our annual Accomplishments Report.