With the acquisition of the 144-acre Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy will consolidate… read more
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 Conservancy protects
our lands, waters, and quality of life, now and for future generations.
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.
Drinks for the Delaware offers residents and visitors to our region the opportunity to contribute directly to the protection of our clean drinking water with every sip.
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.
“We in NYC are completely dependent on water that comes partly from the Upper Delaware region.
Water is the source of life and it’s because of the Conservancy’s protection of land that our water is so pure. My land is a part of that. We’re all connected. And we need that connection to the land because it’s also a source of rejuvenation and recreation.”
Mitchell Pond Brook