Western Pennsylvanians have been entrusted with a legacy of awe-inspiring natural places: unparalleled forestland, cascading waterways and wildlife species found nowhere else on earth.
As caretakers of this natural estate, we must ensure that our scenic lands will be conserved for future generations.
WPC has identified lands and waters that, if protected, will maintain the region’s native plants, animals and ecosystems. Guided by our scientists and partners, we work to conserve and restore lands and waters that have ecological and recreational value.
We use a range of conservation tools to protect lands, including purchase, lease agreements and conservation agreements with private landowners.