How We Work

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), a private nonprofit organization, protects and restores exceptional places throughout Western Pennsylvania through a range of projects and programs.

WPC's three area's of focus

We conserve large tracts of land for the benefit of people and wildlife (more than 254,000 acres to date) through purchase, conservation easements and other means; we improve rivers and streams through watershed restoration projects carried out with volunteers and grassroots organizations; and we work with landowners such as farmers on a voluntary basis to help them enhance the conservation values of their properties. We also work with more than 12,000 volunteers to plant trees, gardens and green spaces in cities and towns throughout the region, and we preserve and maintain Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

WPC creates its own, very significant conservation outcomes that improve the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania. We do not take public positions on or comment on the land-use decisions of private property owners. We are consistent in our approach in this matter – regardless of who the landowner may be.


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.