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The Conservancy protects
our lands, waters, and quality of life, now and for future generations.
Working farms provide
fresh, healthy food and help make our local economy strong.
Healthy forests protect
our clean drinking water and connect kids and families to nature.
Just like us, eagles need
healthy forests and clean water to thrive.
The Green Lodging Partnership allows guests at participating hotels to contribute to the Conservancy with every reservation and help protect the beautiful lands, pristine waters, and outdoor recreational opportunities that make the Upper Delaware River region special.
SCHOLARSHIPS : The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship and the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship are awarded annually to students pursuing a field in environmental studies or education in college. The scholarships are open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in NY and PA (click for details). Applications are due every April, with announcements made the following June.
Shop Local Save Land connects us to local farm and forest products to support working lands and promote sustainable local economies. Search our easy-to-use database to find local Farms and Farm Markets and Wood Products, Professionals, and Resources.
Trailkeeper.org is a one-source outlet for hiking trails and public lands in Sullivan County, NY with easy-to-read, easy-to-access maps and facilities information and guides to hiking safety, plus information about shops, lodgings, and attractions. Trailkeeper.org connects you with it all.
Women and Their Woods is a dynamic and fun program that teaches women to effectively care for their lands. It emphasizes conservation stewardship and the value of intact forestlands, instilling in women landowners a sense of confidence in their abilities to meet the challenges of forestland ownership.
The most important thing that I think makes the Upper Delaware River region special is that it is still a pristine, natural environment for the flora and fauna of the area while still providing an opportunity for people of all walks of life to enjoy the many aspects of the region.Living here has provided so many opportunities for us to participate in the many programs which revolve around the preservation and appreciation for nature and has enriched our lives. I can’t think of a better organization to donate our time to. The Conservancy’s dedication to informing the public regarding the importance of protecting the Upper Delaware River region and sharing our love for the American Bald Eagle is unsurpassed.
Barbara & Victor Heitz
Eagle Watch Volunteers