Who We Are

Providing wild and forested lands and clean waterways for our community. Forever.

SAVING NATURAL LANDS

At the Conservancy, our job is to find, fund, preserve and maintain natural lands in Lancaster and York Counties so that the community and visitors to the region can enjoy them for years to come.

CARING FOR NATURE

The Conservancy manages 46 nature preserves and 69 conservation easements, 6,346 acres in total. Our preserves are managed to create habitat for animals, to protect plants and trees, and to provide public access to nature.

ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY

Through educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and partnership, the Conservancy engages and activates community members of all ages to protect and restore our natural lands!

OUR HISTORY

The Conservancy was founded in 1969 by a dedicated group of hunters, anglers, and natural who an accredited 501(c)(3) natural lands trust.

Our Staff & Board

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Phil Wenger

President & CEO

Favorite Preserve
Otter Creek

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Faith DeJong

Development & Annual Fund Coordinator

Favorite Preserve
Reed Run

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Linda Ferich

Volunteer - WQVC, Community Wildlife Habitat

Favorite Preserve
Steinman Run

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Kate Gonick

In-House Counsel & Director of Land Protection

Favorite Preserve
Pequea Preserve

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Beth Hacker

Office Manager & Executive Support

Favorite Preserve
Climbers Run

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Mike Lutz

Director of Finance & Administration

Favorite Preserve
Rock Springs

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Lydia Martin

Director of Education & Engagement

Favorite Preserve
Welsh Mountain

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Steve Mohr

Preserves Manager

Favorite Preserve
Hellam Hills

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Dave Myer

Part-time Land Steward

Favorite Preserve
Windolph Landing

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Christian Przybylek

GIS Specialist & Stewardship Office Coordinator

Favorite Preserve
House Rock

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Eric Roper

Forester

Favorite Preserve
Bell Aire

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Fritz Schroeder

Director of Marketing & Development

Favorite Preserve
Trout Run

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Kelly Snavely

Community Relations Specialist

Favorite Preserve
Kellys Run

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Brandon Tennis

Director of Stewardship

Favorite Preserve
Otter Creek

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Jenn Teson

Land Protection Coordinator

Favorite Preserve
Ferncliff

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Linus

Office Morale Coordinator

Favorite Preserve
Welsh Mountain

Board of Directors

John F. Pyfer Jr.
Board Chair

Mark W. Kaiser
Vice Chair & Chair of Stewardship

Andrea B. Campbell
Secretary & Chair of Urban Greening

Curtis L. Miller
Treasurer

B. John McGrann III
Immediate Former Board Chair

Christopher C. Ginder
Chair of Land Protection

Sara Lamichane DMD
Chair of Development

Carl Pike PhD
Chair of Education

Spike Brant

J. Michael Flanagan Esq.

Julie Jones MD

Jennifer Lauver

Jamie Morrison

Alan Peterson MD

Jamie Rottmund

David Shenk

Alex E. Snyder Esq.

Andres Zorrilla

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