Featured Green Spaces
Monroeville’s Mosside Slopes is one of our Conservation Easements, which means we don’t have full ownership but restrict surface development to ensure that it remains as green space forever. While it’s not a site with parking or trails for public access, it’s a community asset as it protects steep, wooded slopes that host essential habitat for wildflowers and other flora and fauna. With recent and increasing flood events, protecting our steep hillsides should remain a priority for the Pittsburgh region, and this site is one great example. Drive by and look for our sign to see the gorgeous, quintessentially-Pittsburgh hillside.
Barking Slopes in Plum Borough
Plum Borough’s Barking Slopes Conservation Area boasts scenic ridges and steep, wooded slopes. It includes the Barking Slopes Biological Diversity Area (BDA), and is located along the Allegheny River near the Oakmont Country Club. The green space is characterized by a steep-walled and forested valley, and is enhanced by the wide range of exposed bedrock, soils, and moisture conditions resulting in a unique forest community that supports a wide range of birds and animals, including neo-tropical migratory species. Take a hike on the lower trails!