Protecting Natural Lands
Allegheny Land Trust is a nationally-accredited, land conservation non-profit that has been “helping local people save local land” in the Pittsburgh region for more than 25 years. Since 1993, ALT has protected thousands of acres of green space in dozens of municipalities to preserve our region’s unique natural beauty, provide expanded outdoor recreational opportunities, protect and improve water and air quality, sustain biodiversity, and enhance the overall quality of life in the region.
We are working to act urgently to protect rapidly disappearing green space for the overall well-being of the region by focusing our efforts on ecologically sensitive lands that are at the greatest risk of development and connect existing green spaces; expand the use of unique conservation tools like conservation easements; respond to demand for affordable local farmland; and pursue additional funding resources needed to expand conservation efforts. Find more details in our Strategic Plan.