The Conservancy is a community organization. We frequently partner with local businesses, other nonprofits, and governmental organizations to accomplish our shared conservation goals.
A special thank you to our partners
Shop Local Save Land
An initiative connecting consumers to local farm and forest products and educational information in order to support working lands and protect scenic rural character, cultural heritage, and quality of life.
Visit our searchable database to find local farm and forest product providers, or get PDF versions of our 2012 editions of the Shop Local Save Land Guide to Farms and Farm Markets and the Shop Local Save Land Guide to Wood Products, Professionals, and Resources. The Conservancy produced these guides in association with WDesign and Heron's Eye Communications.
In conjunction with Shop Local Save Land, allows guests at participating hotels to contribute directly to the Conservancy with every reservation.
This allows visitors to our region to directly participate in protecting the beautiful lands, pristine waters, and abundant outdoor recreational resources that make the Upper Delaware River region special.
A dynamic, fun, and informative program that teaches women to effectively care for their lands.
Emphasizing conservation stewardship and the value of intact forestlands and instills in women landowners a sense of confidence in their abilities to meet the challenges of forestland ownership. Since 2008, yearly educational retreats and meetings teach women from across the mid-Atlantic region to become mentors for other landowners in their communities and help the growing demographic of women forest landowners properly steward their land. Partners in the Women and Their Woods program include the US Forest Service at Grey Towers, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, and PA-DCNR.
Common Waters Fund
Helping forest landowners in the Upper Delaware River Watershed improve the management of and conserve their private forest lands to help promote clean water and healthy forests for everyone in the Delaware River region.
The Conservancy is a proud member of the Common Waters Partnership.
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.
Our partners include Catskill Mountainkeeper, Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Morgan Outdoors. Additional grant funding was provided by Sullivan Renaissance and the Upper Delaware Council. Other supporters include the New York New Jersey Trail Conference, the National Park Service, Sullivan County Community College Hiking Class, the NYSDEC, and many volunteers.
The Delaware River Watershed Initiative
An unprecedented collaboration of over 50 leading nonprofit organizations that have developed shared action plans to reduce threats to water quality in carefully targeted areas
Informed by science, the Initiative is designed to protect and restore ecological systems that provide drinking water to 15 million people and support $25 billion in water-related jobs and industry. Launched in 2014, the Initiative began with a three-year $35 million investment from the William Penn Foundation. It will enable the organizations—including the Delaware Highlands Conservancy—to permanently protect more than 30,000 acres of land crucial to safeguard waterways, complete about 40 restoration projects in degraded areas to improve water quality, and pilot new protection and restoration incentives for landowners and businesses. The Pocono-Kittatinny Cluster is located in the rugged Delaware River headwaters of the Pocono and High Allegheny Plateaus. It represents approximately 10 percent of the Delaware's drainage area, encompassing 1,107 square miles and parts of three states. It includes portions of New York's Catskills and Shawangunk Mountains, New Jersey's Kittatinny Ridge, and Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.
Upper Delaware River Roundtable
A networking initiative to foster communication and collaboration between regional partners and stakeholders in the Upper Delaware River Valley and provide tools and educational opportunities to enhance the future of this national natural resource.
Pike‐Monroe Woodland Owners Group is sponsored by the Conservancy, Grey Towers Heritage Association, and PA-DCNR.
The group connects woodland owners in Pike and Monroe Counties, PA to share knowledge about managing, conserving, and sustaining our forests, and hosts a variety of workshops where landowners can learn from natural resource management professionals.
The Pike Wayne Conservation Partnership
An alliance of government, non-government, non-profit and grass roots organizations with shared goals for natural resource conservation, sustainable communities and citizen involvement in community planning.
The Conservation Fund believes that for environmental solutions to last, they need to make economic sense.
They focus their efforts on market-based solutions to protect our land for the economic benefit and enjoyment of local communities. In 2011, The Conservation Fund expanded its business lending nationwide by launching ShadeFund, a web-based program that provides loans (up to $50,000) and gap financing for green entrepreneurs looking to grow. Loans support business expansion, create employment opportunities, advance sustainable economic development, and support the rural tax base. Targeted sectors include sustainable forestry and forest products; sustainable agriculture; eco- and agro-tourism; and small-scale biomass and renewable energy.