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


Cross Country Skiing Adventure

Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Join us for a day of Cross Country Skiing at the ForEvergreen Nature Preserve. Please bring your own equipment! Lessons ...  Read more

Full Moon Night Hike

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

PHLT Night Hike

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jonas Mountain Nature Preserve, Effort PA

Join us for a night hike at Jonas Mountain and experience a nocturnal perspective of the forest. To get to ...  Read more

Winter Snowshoe Adventure

Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

A guided snowshoeing tour will be one of the best things to do this winter if you are you looking ...  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