Conservation Successes

As of May 2015, the Merrill Linn Conservancy in partnership with landowners has permanently protected nearly 1200 acres in our region. The Conservancy holds title to one wetland parcel of nearly 33 acres in Northumberland County, and protects 15 other sites by conservation easement.

In Union County: Shik Bluffs

The conservancy purchased 36 acres within two parcels that are adjacent to the Shikellamy State Park in southern Union County. As soon as possible,…

In Snyder County: Constant

39 acres of diverse woodland with excellent bird and mammal habitat, pink lady slipper orchids, pond, and small wetland

In Union County: Smith

20 acres of forestland bordering Pennsylvania State Forest lands

In Union County: Persing

130 acres; beautiful old growth forest with intermittent stream, open fields, agriculture, pond

In Lycoming County: Gross

Near the village of Picture Rocks in eastern Lycoming County, 266 acres featuring vernal pools, open fields, scenic views and mixed woodlands.  County hiking trails open on…

Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance

BUFFALO CREEK WATERSHED ALLIANCE (BCWA)

Our subsidiary organization, BCWA, has done outstanding work in monitoring and improving the Buffalo Creek watershed. Sampling along the creek from its headwaters in extreme eastern Centre…

In Northumberland County: Belles

In 1997, the Merrill Linn Conservancy made its first purchase of land to protect 33 acres of the Montandon Wetland complex in West Chillisquaque Township in Northumberland…

In Northumberland County: Roll

William Roll placed a 26.5 acre wooded site on the south side of Montour Ridge in Point Twp, Northumberland County under easement. This mixed deciduous woodland has…

In Northumberland County: Central Builders/Montandon Wetland

The Markunas family, owners of Central Builders Supply, placed 77.5 acres on the east border of their property near Montandon in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County under…

In Snyder County: Maneval

This easement near Freeburg in Snyder County protects 40 acres of woodland on two tracts. Twenty-one tree species dominated by hickory and oak provide habitat for nesting…