Audubon Greenway

160 Magee Road, Sewickley, 15143, United States

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Overview

ATTENTION PROPERTY VISITORS

The Allegheny Land Trust partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to create better wildlife habitat in Audubn Greenway Conservation Area. Significant tree removal will occur between January and March 2017 as invasive and non-wildlife supporting trees are cut to create a younger, healthier forest. Over the coming months the woods may not look as pretty to the eye, but remember that this is just the short term, and that soon a healthier forest will emerge.

To learn more about the project and forest management, view the Audubon Greenway Habitat Improvement Sign and read about the project in our newsletter.

Audubon Greenway is a classic Western Pennsylvania landscape full of fields with rolling hills, mature oak groves, and beautiful waterways. The green space also encompasses the headwaters of Little Sewickley Creek.

Miles of trails exist on the property that connect to adjacent parks including the Sewickley Hills Borough and Sewickley Heights Borough parks. Hikers, bikers, birders, and equestrians use the trails regularly, and the ALT stewardship team is always looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails.

Hunting on Parcels III and IV is managed by the Whitetail Management Associates. Contact bohunter28@comcast.net for more information. Restricted Hunting is permitted on Parcels I and II. We ask that hunters read our Hunting Policy to learn more, and to apply for a free permit before hunting on any Conservation Area.

Background

Tracts acquired by ALT between 2003 and 2014 make up the land that is now Audubon Greenway. The first piece of property acquired for the greenway was zoned for single and multi-family housing sites that, if constructed, would have destabilized the steep and moist, wooded slopes, disturbed spring seeps, and degraded the water quality of Little Sewickley Creek via erosion. The most recent parcel acquired by ALT in 2014 was made possible by local fundraising and added 48 acres of rolling landscape to this green space.

The historic Sewickley Hunt can be seen using the trails.