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Pocono Heritage Land Trust


Protecting land and water is our mission and our passion. Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) exists to conserve land for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. PHLT was formed to fill a need for local land conservation and now protects more than 4,000 acres. PHLT has helped individuals, townships, boroughs, and the county to conserve many thousands more acres.

Here in Monroe County and throughout the Poconos, nature fills our lives. Traveling through this landscape means crossing bridges over sparkling trout streams. World-class views from Mount Pocono, Camelback, Delaware Water Gap, and other special natural places enrich our days and our lives. Outdoor recreation means more than just jobs and dollars from tourists and visitors — it is a treasured part of our way of life and why many of us choose to live here. And that is true for everyone from fourth-generation fishermen and hunters to little kids chasing fireflies on a summer evening. Preserving our natural heritage ensures that our children and grandchildren will still have places to hike, bike, fish, hunt, see wildlife — or just sit quietly and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Pocono Heritage Land Trust is supported through grants from the Monroe County Open Space Program, the Commonwealth of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and by donations from individuals, foundations, and local businesses.

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Upcoming Events

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Event


Full Moon Night Hike

Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jonas Mountain Nature Preserve, Effort PA

Looking for an adventure? Come howl at the moon and explore our trails after dark! We welcome hikers of all ...  Read more


Raven Walk

Sunday, March 4, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve, Cresco PA

Want to learn more about Ravens, their habits and habitats and see them and their nest sites? Join well known ...  Read more


Shinrin-Yoku Walk and Yoga, March

Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Please join us for this guided walk to support well-being through sensory immersion in a naturally healing environment. Shinrin-Yoku, also ...  Read more


Shinrin-Yoku Walk and Yoga, April

Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Please join us for this guided walk to support well-being through sensory immersion in a naturally healing environment. Shinrin-Yoku, also ...  Read more


Photography Workshop

Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Millbrook Village, Hardwick NJ

Join PHLT and nationally recognized Landscape and Wildlife Photographer/ Instructor; Len Rue to learn, practice and improve your photography skills. ...  Read more
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PHLT Spring Watercolor Workshop

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 All Day

Water Gap Country Club, Delaware Water Gap PA

Paint in nature with this comprehensive Water-Media Workshop featuring acclaimed-International Watercolor Instructor David Beale. You will learn the fundamentals, technique, ...  Read more
Creek 5k Runners

Creek 5k 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Stroudsburg PA

Pocono Heritage Land Trust, The Brodhead Watershed Association and Stroud Township appreciate your participation in the annual Creek 5K 2018. ...  Read more

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