Save Local Land

New Project Along the Montour Trail

The Montour Trail is an amazing community resource. We're seeking support from trail-users and the surrounding community to ensure the trailside remains green for current and future generations. Read more about this 38.5-acre project that would protect the Montour Greenway.

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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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Free Hunting Permit Applications Open

Some of our conservation areas allow open or restricted hunting, and we invite all explorers to wear orange while exploring. We're now accepting applications for our free permit; review our policy, see our list of green spaces, and apply for your free permit today.

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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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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 2,400 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.

As of this year we are proud to report:

2,400+ Acres of Protected Green Space
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

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)

Tree Felling at Conservation Areas

As you may have read in our 2016 third quarter issue of Vistas, we’ve begun two habitat restoration projects in…(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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