Current Land Protection Projects

We currently have three major land conservation projects under contract for protection. We’re working closely with the neighboring communities to ensure these rare green spaces are permanently protected for the benefit of current and future generations. Learn more about the individual projects by following the links below to their respective pages.

 

Deer Creek Conservation Project

The Deer Creek Conservation Project is a 280-acre green space located in the Deer Creek Watershed, hosting a 1-mile portion of the Rachel Carson Trail. Conserving this green space will preserve the character of this community, build resiliency, and provide expanded public recreational opportunities enhancing the quality of life for generations to come. 

Learn more and stay up-to-date on the project (click here).

 


 

Ross Township Conservation Project

This 51-acre woodlands has adjacency to Ross Township’s 31-acre Municipal Park and sits at the highest point in the Girty’s Run Watershed. Conserving this green space will help absorb stormwater in the flood-vulnerable watershed, expand the municipal park, and provide expanded public recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life for generations to come.

Learn more and stay up-to-date on the project (click here).

 


 

Two people standing on a grassy hillside in Spring at the Panhandle Greenway conservation project overlooking a scenic, wooded vista.

Panhandle Greenway Conservation Project

Located in South Fayette Township, this second phase of the Panhandle Greenway Conservation Project would add 140 acres of conserved woodlands to this landscape-scale conservation effort. The land is located in the rapidly-developing and flood-vulnerable Robinson Run Watershed and along the scenic corridor of the popular Panhandle Trail. This “keystone” project would create an ecological, recreational, and place-making greenway unlike any in the region. 

Learn more and stay up-to-date on the project (click here).

 


 

Healcrest Green Community Conservation Project

Allegheny Land Trust is excited to be working with the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh to complete the conservation of Healcrest Green, a unique green space in the center of this dense community.

Learn more and stay up-to-date on the project (click here).