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An accredited land trust.

Match Madness with Partnership for Better Health kicks off March 1st. This monthlong fundraising opportunity leverages support from sponsors to increase the impact of your donations to CPC for the entire month! Learn more about Partnership for Better Health and Match Madness here.

Central Pennsylvania Conservancy is a member-supported land trust protecting south central Pennsylvania since 1982. We hope that you'll join us in our mission "to acquire, preserve, and protect local land and natural resources in south central Pennsylvania.

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Central Pennsylvania Conservancy owns three public nature preserves and has added over 3,800 acres to Pennsylvania’s parks, forests, and game lands. We also partner with private landowners to protect their properties throuhg conservation easements. The Conservancy engages the public through volunteering.

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A Year in Review – 2023 Annual Report

Thank you our donors and volunteers for their support in 2023. We look forward to working with you in 2024!


We are a nationally accredited land trust.

In August 2018, the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission Awarded CPC accreditation status for meeting national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A rigorous process, accreditation means that CPC demonstrates sound financial management, ethical organizational conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.

“We want our partner landowners, supporting donors, peer organizations, and the general public to know that lands that we protect and steward, will be so according to national best practices in the land conservation field. Our board has made a long-term commitment to maintaining CPC’s accreditation status.”
Kenneth R. Waidelich, CPC President, 2015-2020

CPC Maintains Memberships in the Following Associations: