Natural Lands

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The Gwynedd Preserve, North Wales, Pennsylvania, protected by Natural Lands.

Land For Life, Nature For All

Natural Lands is a non-profit organization that saves open space, cares for nature, and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We’ve been at it since the early 1950s and, today, more than 2.5 million people live within five miles of lands under our permanent protection.

At Natural Lands, when we save open space we do so in a forever-and-ever-never-gonna-be-developed way. Sometimes we buy land. Sometimes we put a permanent, legal restriction on it. Sometimes we help other non-profits with their open space goals.

You know that old adage “let nature take its course”? We disagree. Natural areas need help to become—and remain—places where people, plants, and wildlife can thrive. That's why a full third of our staff are committed to caring for our preserves.

When we spend time in nature, we're happier and healthier. Plus, the future of conservation requires that there be passionate nature-lovers to carry on our work. That's why we're committed to getting people outside.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's What We Do page. The organization is headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania.

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