Land Conservation

Land Conservation

With the help of community partners, grantors, and donors, Heritage Conservancy has facilitated the preservation of over 16,000 acres of open space, farmland, wildlife habitat, and important watershed areas in Bucks and surrounding counties. This preserved land helps to protect water quality as well as the quality of life for our community.

Heritage Conservancy is nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Do you have a property you’d like to preserve? We can help!

Services for Landowners

It’s the home or property that has been in your family for generations and you want to protect it. What’s the next step? We can help you carry out your wishes while meeting your financial needs. Contact our experts to discuss various techniques including conservation easement, fee-simple donation, bequest, conservation-based development, and helping to obtain public funding.

Services for Municipalities

Greenway and Trail Planning
Part of our mission is to connect people with the land. Connecting a network of natural corridors through trails is one of the best ways we know to engage the public with their natural environment.

Open Space Planning
We develop long-range strategies for the permanent protection of your community’s vital natural resources through writing open space plans and implementation, landowner outreach, grant writing and drafting of conservation easements, baseline documentation, and easement monitoring.

What is a Conservation Easement?

Looking for the basics? Read about how a Conservation Easement works and check out our Q & A about the Conservation Easement process.

To learn more, contact Kris Kern, at or 215-345-7020 ext. 101. Kris is Heritage Conservancy’s Vice President and directs Resource Protection.