Ecology and Management
Indian Steps is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use.
Steep forested slopes serving as riparian buffer for the Susquehanna River from hilltop agricultural production. Cabins along Indian Steps Road are private property.
Indian Steps overlooks the Susquehanna River.
This preserve was acquired as part of a nationally recognized landscape protection project known as the PPL Project. Funds for that Project were provided by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, Lancaster County, York County, PPL, Talen Energy, and Brookfield Renewable. The tracts that form the Indian Steps Nature Preserve were donated by Talen Energy.