Heritage Conservancy’s mission is to protect and care for the lands of our region; to engage with and share the history that unfolded on these lands; and to connect people with both.
We envision a world where:
The lands that make our region special endure and flourish, for the benefit of both people and nature.
These lands provide clean air and water, food, habitat for wildlife, inspiring views, and benefits for body, mind, and spirit; and help to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Our communities engage with the history that has unfolded on these lands, in all its complexity and diversity.
Everyone in our communities enjoys access to open lands and green space, and is inspired to advocate for land and watershed protection.
Our Organization and Approach
Heritage Conservancy is a community-based, nonprofit organization that works in partnership with communities, landowners, businesses, governments, and other mission-focused organizations to ensure that the landscapes that make our region special endure and flourish, for the benefit of both people and nature. Founded in 1958 and based in Doylestown, PA, Heritage Conservancy has worked to protect more than 16,000 acres of open space, farmland, wildlife habitat, and important watershed areas throughout Bucks and surrounding counties.
We own and manage more than 50 properties, hold conservation easements on more than 250 properties, and actively pursue habitat restoration initiatives across the region. Heritage Conservancy also holds historic preservation easements and maintains a Register of Historic Places with nearly 700 entries. In our work to connect people to the environment and history of our region, to educate, and to inspire advocacy for land and watershed protection, we interact with thousands of community members every year, including more than 2500 students.
Heritage Conservancy is nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.