Last week, Natural Lands Trust announced the preservation of the 234-acre Gibralter Hill area, located in the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape in Berks County. The land also is home to Allegheny Creek, a state-designated high-quality creek which contributes to the Schuylkill River Watershed.
Support and funding for the project came from PA DCNR—Community Conservation Partnership Program, the US Forest Service—Highlands Conservation Act, Open Space Institute, the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, and Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation. The property will be transferred to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, who will manage and protect the forested land.
Natural Lands Trusts’ media alert can be accessed here.