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 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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explore our greenspaces

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

ALT’s 2019 Day of Giving

With your support we’ve protected more than 2,500 acres of green space in Allegheny County since our founding in 1993….(Read More)

STREAM Girls Experience

Join us for this FREE two-day program for girls 11-14 sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water! Saturday September 14 and Sunday…(Read More)

Creek Critters

Wade into the waters of Wingfield Pines in search of “creek critters”. Our trained educator will guide collection, identification, and…(Read More)

Churchill Valley Greenway Community Presentation

Learn about the 148-acre Churchill Valley Greenway project in Penn Hills & Churchill that we’re working with your community to…(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)

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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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