New Land Protected

Keeping the Montour Trail Green

Together, with the community, we've just permanently protected 38.5 acres of green space along the Montour Trail and Montour Run. Thousands of weekly users will now forever enjoy a green trailside.

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Save Local Land

Protect These Community Assets

We're working on two rare, stunning projects whose permanent protection would transform the identity of their respective communities. Get involved in forever protecting the Churchill Valley Greenway & Bethel Green projects for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Make a Lasting Difference

Capital Campaign for Conservation

In order to address our region's staggering loss of green space, we've launched a Capital Campaign for Conservation to ensure we're protecting our region's vital lands. Your contribution to this 3-year campaign can help unlock $1.5 million in matching funds for land conservation specifically.

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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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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 Last Year
67,000 Trees Protected Last Year

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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. Tag us on social media after you go!

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What's Happening

Twitter in the Trees: Christmas Bird Count

Our birds need your help. Become a citizen scientist; no experience or equipment needed! During this hike you’ll learn how…(Read More)

Paranormal Investigation Hike

Get with the Ghouls! ALT and Cripple Crick Paranormal will be joined by the renowned team Pittsburgh Paranormal Investigators at…(Read More)


October 17, 2019 | For Immediate Release Moon Township, PA – Local land conservation non-profit Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) has…(Read More)

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)

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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 become an ALT volunteer!

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