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ClearWater Conservancy’s Land Conservation Program seeks to conserve ecologically important habitats in Central Pennsylvania for all time. As a nationally accredited land trust, we have demonstrated that we meet the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence. 


We believe people should be free to enjoy the land and its beauty and place a high value on public access and use.  Lands we want to conserve provide significant ecological function, are valuable habitats for wildlife, contain unique features or offer new recreational access.


Our primary methods for land conservation are conservation easement and land purchase. In addition, we provide technical assistance and information to landowners who want to improve and manage habitats on their own property.

Land Conservation


Conserved Properties



Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

Millbrook Marsh Fen



Nittany Farms

Thomson Woods Preserve

Millbrook Marsh

Potter Farm

Hilton Garden Inn


Eagle Field

Kettle Run Farm

Fisher Farm

McCorkel Tree Farm

Tussey View Farm

Buck Run

Rupert Cave

Penn State Rockview

Mierley Farm

Chicory Lane Farm

Everhart Farm

Meyer Dairy

Nittany Noll Preserve


Curtin Estate

Potter Farm

Musser Gap

Tussey View Farm

Spencer/Dreibelbis Farm

Galbraith Gap

Benner Rockview




Smith Trust

Gray's Woods Indenture

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Interested in learning more about conservation through a property easement? You'll want to speak with Ryan Hamilton, ClearWater's Land Conservation Manager.

Continuing Efforts

Scotia Barrens Project

This project supports early successional forest habitats for Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock on privately owned forest lands in

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