Active blue heron nests near Hawley, PA — in a privately owned swamp — are now protected by a conservation easement granted to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
In our fast changing region, the survival of native plants and animals will depend on our care in maintaining traditional habitats — of forest, farms, wetlands, and clear streams.
Already. in the Upper Delaware River Valley, legal tools called “Conservation easements” have
enabled the Conservancy to protect
over 10,000 acres of private forest and farmland.
For information about easements,
click the Conservancy’s web address: