Conservation Buyer Program

Tradelands and Conserved Real Estate

In certain cases, generous landowners will donate property to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for resale to benefit our conservation and education work. Here is what you need to know:

  • Donated properties range in size, some just a few acres.
  • Conservancy staff and board evaluate the donated property; if it is deemed to be of long-term conservation value, the property will be protected with a conservation easement prior to selling it to a conservation buyer.
  • All proceeds from the sale of tradelands are applied to our conservation work throughout the Upper Delaware River region.

Current Conserved Properties for Sale

The following conserved properties are currently for sale:

80 Hahn Road, Livingston Manor, New York [link] • $875,000

112 Swamp Brook Path Hawley, Pennsylvania [link] • $899,900

Please contact Steven Gosch, Stewardship Coordinator, with any questions about the terms of the conservation easements that protect these properties. Email  steve@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164 ext. 8.

These properties are privately owned; neither has been donated to the Conservancy.

An Example of a Conservation Buyer

Mill Pond

Helen Beichel, purchased a conserved property in 2012.

She fell in love with the land and is currently building a sustainable straw-bale house on the property.

Read the story of Mitchell Pond Brook »

To learn more about purchasing a conserved property or making a donation of land to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, please contact one of our Land Protection Coordinators:

Trey Talley
570-226-3164 x. 7
trey@delawarehighlands.org

Kaylan Hubbard
570-226-3164 ext. 3
kaylan@delawarehighlands.org

Werkheiser Farm

Only the property owner or a licensed agent or sub-agent for the property owner may submit property information for inclusion on this site. Access to this site is for informational purposes only and provided as a courtesy; the Delaware Highlands Conservancy receives no commission, fee or other consideration for providing this information.

Additional protected properties that may be available for sale.