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 Snyder County: Myers/Smith

Our first easement in Snyder County was in partnership with Debby Myers-Smith. The 126-acre site near Freeburg features active farmland and mixed deciduous woodlands, with 21 species…

In Union County: Fletcher

This is a 44-acre parcel in White Deer Township of Union County protecting a hillside stand of mature climax forest. Thirteen species of mature tree, a wide…

In Union County: Bingaman

Forested land, wildflowers, wildlife and a border along the south side of Penns Creek are features of this 14-acre easement in Hartley Township in Union County. Dahle…

In Union County: Oberheim

Carl and Faye Oberheim placed three parcels totaling 136 acres in Hartley Township, Union County under easement protection. These properties feature Penns Creek frontage on the north…

In Union County: Koons

Mary Koons of Mifflinburg entered her property into a conservation easement in 1990. With the addition of another adjacent parcel in 2005, Mary protected nearly 30 acres…

In Union County: Dale/Engle/Walker

This is our first conservation easement. The 137-acre property was placed under easement protection by the late Charles and Rosemary Walker. It is currently owned by the…