Brandywine Conservancy

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The PSO is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Conservation Award is the Brandywine Conservancy. Located in Chadds Ford, the Brandywine Conservancy was founded in 1967 and is an advocate for land and water preservation in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.

Through its Land Stewardship and Municipal Assistance programs, the organization works with government, individuals and private organizations to conserve natural, cultural and scenic resources.

The conservancy also incorporates innovative Mapping for Conservation and Conservation Design as part of their efforts to preserve critical habitats as development occurs.

The Conservancy holds over 440 conservation easements and has protected more than 45,000 acres in Chester and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania and New Castle County in Delaware that includes the Laurels, King Ranch, and Stroud IBA.

The King Ranch in particular holds some of the best grassland habitat in the region.

The goal of an ambitious reforestation project is to plant 50,000 trees by the Conservancy’s 50th anniversary in 2017.

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