Save Local Land

Protect These Community Assets

We're working with several communities on two rare, stunning projects whose permanent protection would transform the identity of their respective communities. Get involved in forever protecting these unique green spaces for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Make a Big Difference

Join our Capital Campaign for Conservation

Our region is losing 2,000 acres of green space each year to development. Help protect one of our region's most valuable assets - its green space - by joining our Capital Campaign for Conservation to triple your impact.

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Get Outdoors

Attend an Event

Learn how to identify and manage native and invasive species, take a creek walk to find critters and learn about what they mean for water health, hunt for fungi and learn to identify your collection, build trails with fellow volunteers, and so much more with us.

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Improve Our Water

Learn About Our Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Planning

We're in the beginning stages of producing a Rivers Conservation & Stewardship Plan for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed. Our goal is to create a viable plan that can be implemented and maintained by and for the communities it serves.

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Join Us

Become a Member

Help us help local people save local land. Your membership helps us protect more green space maintain our existing green space, and provide more education to communities.

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Meet Some of Our Green Spaces

Love Your Land

We're a land conservation nonprofit helping local people save local land by protecting green space, maintaining and improving our conservation areas, and providing environmental education to all ages. What does that look like? Watch our Love Your Land video to find out!

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Who We Are

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping local people save local land in the Pittsburgh Region. Protecting more than 2,500 acres of green space in Allegheny and Washington Counties, ALT works to protect land of significant value to our region’s unique scenic landscape, biodiversity, and water quality. Additionally, ALT protects land to improve quality of life for current and future generations by offering recreational and educational opportunities.

With the support of neighbors, we're proud to report:

2,500+ Acres of Green Space Protected
736 Volunteers Logged in 2017
67,000 Trees Protected in 2017

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We'd love for you to hike, bike, bird-watch, mushroom-hunt, and more at our green spaces. Don't forget to check out facts, maps, and rules before you go; and tag us on social media after you go!

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What's Happening

June 19 Community Meeting, Big Sewickley Creek


WPRDC & ALT Release Tool for Public Access

Sewickley, PA – Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) have just launched Urban Greenprint,…(Read More)

Land Trust Protects Scenic 12-Acre Farm

Indiana Township, PA – Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and landowner Susan Orenstein worked together to protect 12 acres in Indiana…(Read More)

Become a PA Master Naturalist

UPDATE: As we confirm locations and experts, we’ll update the PDF schedule here. – The Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program is…(Read More)

RFP: Master Plan for Conservation Area Professional Consultants

Below is a summary of our current request for proposals. Please find the full RFP details here on this PDF….(Read More)

New Land Protection Project: 70 Acres

A father helping his young son bait a hook stops to point out a great blue heron gliding silently through…(Read More)

Grow Pittsburgh & ALT Partner for Urban Agriculture

August 22, 2017 For Immediate Release   JOINT VENTURE FORMED TO PROTECT URBAN AGRICULTURAL LAND Two Pittsburgh-area nonprofits, Grow Pittsburgh…(Read More)

Experts & Volunteers Log 500 New Species

Through the Power of Citizen Science, Wingfield Pines’ Ecology is Tracked Thanks to attendee experts and volunteers of our Bioblitz series, more than…(Read More)

ALT Joins in Urging Public Support for Environmental & Sustainability Issues

As Earth Day is upon us, our President & CEO is joining leaders from 24 other local environmental and community…(Read More)

RELEASE: DCNR Names Pittsburgh Green Space “Wild Plant Sanctuary”

*MARCH 7, 2017 UPDATE* ALT will hold a designation ceremony & a plant identification hike with its Environmental Education Team…(Read More)

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We always need volunteers on our green spaces to monitor boundaries, remove invasive species, plant native species, manage trash, and maintain trails. We also have special indoor projects, and other flexible opportunities. Contact us to be an ALT volunteer!

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