Natural Lands


This Land Trust is Accredited

Our Mission

The Mission of Natural Lands Trust is to protect the forests, fields, wetlands, and streams that are essential to the sustainability and quality of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We seek to apply a comprehensive approach to conservation that includes saving land, providing leadership in stewarding natural resources, and creating opportunities for people to connect with and learn from nature.

Our Staff

Full Time Staff: 56
Part Time Staff: 11

Operational Area and Acreage

Counties of Operation

Maryland Cecil
New Jersey Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem
Pennsylvania Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other**
Maryland 541   0   155   386  
New Jersey 29,455   9,382   236   19,837  
Pennsylvania 49,756   12,393   20,575   16,788  

**This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts - whether through purchase, donation or by another means - and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

Quick Facts

Natural Lands

1031 Palmers Mill Rd
Media, PA 19063-1006

Contact Information

Phone: (610) 353-5587
Fax: (610) 353-0517


Founded in: 1953
Alliance member since: 1982

This organization has adopted the 2017 Standards & Practices

This organization has adopted the 2004 Standards & Practices

Member of Terrafirma

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