Visiting Our Properties

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy owns and manages more than 12,000 acres of land throughout our region as a means of protecting valuable ecological resources and other special places. All of these lands, and some on which we hold conservation easements (e.g., the 11,000-acre Crawford Reserve in Venango County), are open to the public for low-impact recreational use, free of charge.

While all Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Properties are open to the public, our Featured Properties are particularly suited for broad public visitation, with easy access, designated parking, and/or trails. We hope you will explore these places and share your experience with us.

A family enjoying Moraine State Park

Activities permitted on our properties include hiking, wildlife watching, hunting according to state regulations and property-specific guidelines, photography, and nature study. However, to protect the natural qualities of the areas we conserve, certain activities, such as off-road vehicle use (e.g., ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, or snowmobiles) are prohibited.To assist us in being responsible stewards of this land, please review and adhere to the Conservancy’s Land Use & Policies, and contact us with any questions.

For information on the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible trails, please review the Conservancy's ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

The Conservancy occasionally enrolls selected properties in the PA Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). For more information, click here.

The Conservancy's Land Stewardship Program is responsible for the management of our properties. For more information on this program, including how to become a Volunteer Land Steward, please contact:

Andrew Zadnik
Land Stewardship Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 586-2318


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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.