Nature Hour: Saving History through Land Protection

October 2020

28oct6:00 PM7:00 PMNature Hour: Saving History through Land ProtectionOnline



You might know that the Conservancy protects land for recreation and habitat, but those same lands sometimes include remains of the past.

About this Event

Working with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and National Park Service the Conservancy works hard to protect our shared history focusing on lands that are important not just for what we do on them but what they represent and what they protect. Kate is a Secretary of Interior Qualified Archaeologist and she loves talking about the history hidden on the lands we’re all working to save.

About the Presenter

Kate Gonick serves as Senior VP of Land Protection and General Counsel for the Lancaster Conservancy and holds a J.D. and a Masters in Anthropology/Archaeology, and has advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. with a dissertation focused on 18th Century Landscapes and Environmental Determinants. After practicing land use law in Lancaster County for over 30 years Kate joined the Conservancy in 2008. She previously worked on planning with Brandywine Conservancy and The Pinelands Commission, and established a program and taught Archaeology and Anthropology at Cheyney University. Kate has worked on public water, stormwater, and municipal issues for decades and has represented authorities, landowners, and municipalities, and managed archaeological excavations in Maryland, and Lancaster and Chester Counties.

About Nature Hour

Nature Hour is a new virtual lecture series by Lancaster Conservancy that will be taking place every other Wednesday . To find out about other events in the series please follow this link:

With consideration for the restrictions around COVID-19 and the safety of everyone, the Conservancy is excited to expand our educational outreach using technology to feature presentations and lectures from some of our favorite local and regional experts.

How to Participate

Registration is required. Attendees will receive an e-mail with a link to access the presentation via Zoom the day of the event. Conservancy staff will be on hand starting at 5:50pm prior to each lecture to answer your questions and help you familiarize yourself with how Zoom works.

We’re grateful for the support of generous sponsors who make educational programming like Nature Hour possible!


(Wednesday) 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM