The Lancaster Conservancy Board has set a goal to reach 10,000 acres of natural land acquired and protected by 2025, almost double the amount of land we had preserved to date in 2015. This is a huge and expensive undertaking.
We must be tenacious, because the competing interests are tenacious. To accomplish this goal we need private gifts of at least $11 million toward acquisition costs. Land values continue to increase across Lancaster County and along the Susquehanna River faster than inflation.
The Lancaster Conservancy has a strong track record of success in land protection. As an accredited land trust we meet the highest standards of efficiency and accountability in our field. We are able to leverage generous private donations to receive public and foundation funding toward land acquisition costs.