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


Natural Places and Open Spaces with Don Miller

Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve, Cresco PA

Ecotherapy Hikes are a way to connect with nature and allow yourself to relax and unwind, while exploring fauna and ...  Read more

Raise a Roof Golf Tournament, October 9th

Monday, October 9, 2017 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Country Club of the Poconos, East Stroudsburg PA

Raise A Roof Golf Tournament for the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center Monday, October 9, 2017 at Country Club of the ...  Read more

Autumn Plein Air Instruction/Demo with Pat Griffin

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A day of instruction for all mediums. Best in Show Judged Contest/Wine & Cheese Reception $55 Registration, includes lunch *Save ...  Read more

PHLT Member Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Lace up your hiking boots and join us to discover the beauty of the Delaware Water Gap from Mount Minsi. ...  Read more

Corks for Conservation

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, Stroudsburg PA

Your ticket includes dinner* with wine or beer, live entertainment, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a winery tour, and a ...  Read more