CPC Approach Overview

Going fast are the lovely farmlands, the scenic vistas and the wildlife habitats that add special quality to our lives. Central Pennsylvania Conservancy's mission is to conserve natural resources and open space for the benefit of current and future generations through land acquisition, conservation easements, education and outreach in the Central Pennsylvania Region. Over 5,000 acres of land has been protected for future generations by the CPC, with support of our members and volunteers. Though our work is concentrated in Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin counties, the CPC has protected properties in northern counties of our region—Juniata, Huntingdon, Snyder, and Mifflin.

The CPC approach is defined by the following characteristics:

  • We do what planning and zoning can't alone to maintain the ecological integrity and public accessibility of natural areas and working lands
  • We're the only land trust in a six-county region, actively working to protect land by undertaking land or conservation easement acquisition and stewardship activities.
  • We protect special places to steward our common landscape for the benefit of human and ecological communities
  • We rely on local volunteers, members, and easement donors, themselves driven by passion for the landscape which connects us
  • From Raptors to Rattlesnakes and Woodrats, we protect imperiled species and the habitats they can’t survive without
  • We are driven by a landscape-wide vision of conservation—communities connected with and sustained by working farms and forests and healthy ecosystems
  • We work closely in partnership and collaboration with conservation organizations, municipalities, counties, state agencies, conservation districts, and developers