Protecting land and water is our mission and our passion. Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) exists to conserve land for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. PHLT was formed in 1984 to fill a need for local land conservation and now protects more than 4,000 acres. PHLT has helped individuals, townships, boroughs, and the county to conserve many thousands more acres.
Here in Monroe County and throughout the Poconos, nature fills our lives. Traveling through this landscape means crossing bridges over sparkling trout streams. World-class views from Mount Pocono, Camelback, Delaware Water Gap, and other special natural places enrich our days and our lives. Outdoor recreation means more than just jobs and dollars from tourists and visitors, it is a treasured part of our way of life and why many of us choose to live here. And that is true for everyone from fourth-generation fishermen and hunters to little kids chasing fireflies on a summer evening. Preserving our natural heritage ensures that our children and grandchildren will still have places to hike, bike, fish, hunt, see wildlife, or just sit quietly and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Pocono Heritage Land Trust is supported through grants from the Monroe County Open Space Program, the Commonwealth of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and by donations from individuals, foundations, and local businesses.
The Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus – is a low, spreading shrub in the Ericaceae family.
Brodhead Creek Heritage Center at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve
Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust are partnering with Stroud Township in a successful public-private partnership to make ForEvergreen Nature Preserve in Analomink a natural hub of community life connecting people, land and water.
For more information, visit www.brodheadcreekheritage.org
Our local Pocono area abounds with natural waterfalls. This is primarily a function of the geology and glaciation and the many beautiful, wild headwaters streams that significantly shaped the landscape of the Poconos. “The shaded topographic base layer beautifully highlights the incredible terrain in our wild places, and makes our unique Pocono Escarpment from the Lehigh River to through Jonas Mt. and Tank Creek/Devils Hole and the Bushkill Palisades to the Millrift area of the Delaware River above Port Jervis really jump out of the map” ~ Don Miller
URL of map: http://bit.ly/2HdY1Xp
This rare plant was photographed at PHLT's Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve in May, 2018