About Us

Our Mission

Since 1932, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to the protection our region’s most exceptional natural places.

Our History

WPC was founded during the Great Depression to simultaneously help alleviate unemployment and save the region’s natural resources.

Staff and Board

In addition to the leadership staff, our board of directors consists of 30 individuals from various industries committed to protecting and restoring our region.


Interested in joining our staff? You’ll experience a deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.


We offer short and long-term summer internship opportunities for college and graduate students.

Maps of Our Work

We use the latest GIS mapping software to help you find our properties or learn about how and where we work.

Reports & Publications

Through articles, profiles and features, we have a variety of ways to keep you informed and inspired by our work to protect and restore our region.  

News and Media Room

Read more about breaking news, highlights and milestones through our press releases and latest news features.

Become a Member

The Conservancy is a member-based nonprofit organization. We rely on the generosity and support of our loyal members to enhance our region.