The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania & Delaware Acquires and Transfers 130 Acres in Shohola Creek Watershed

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New Acres Protected The Nature conservancy in PA & DE has purchased 130-acres in Shohola Township and transferred it to the PA Game Commission. © The Nature Conservancy

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Pennsylvania and Delaware today announced that it has purchased 130 acres in Pennsylvania’s Shohola Township and immediately transferred that parcel to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) for addition to State Game Land 116. 

The newly acquired acreage is located near, but not directly adjacent to, 1,071 acres in the Shohola Creek watershed purchased by TNC and transferred to PGC earlier this year. Shohola Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River, which provides freshwater habitat for migratory fish as well as drinking water for millions throughout its watershed, including residents of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton, and New York City.

“Conserving this parcel will enhance and maintain forest connectivity and water quality in a critical Central Appalachians corridor,” said Lori Brennan, Executive Director of TNC in Pennsylvania and Delaware. “Through its land protection efforts in the Upper Delaware headwaters, TNC is committed to safeguarding biodiversity and fostering resilient ecosystems in the face of a changing climate.”  

In Pennsylvania and Delaware, TNC is leading large-scale conservation programs that protect the lands and waters that are critical to the health and well-being of both people and nature. In Pennsylvania, TNC is also working to reduce stormwater runoff in cities, protect vital migration corridors, and engage farmers and landowners in supporting the adoption of conservation practices. TNC’s work in Delaware focuses on building resilience against climate change—including along the state’s vulnerable coastlines—to protect human communities and habitats. 

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