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Mission Statement

The mission of North Branch Land Trust is to conserve the natural, working, and scenic landscapes in Northeastern Pennsylvania that enrich our lives.

North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) is a conservation organization that preserves over 20,000 acres of land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. Based in Dallas, they focus on protecting land in Luzerne, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Lackawanna and Wayne counties.

NBLT protects NEPA’s scenic watersheds, forests, farmlands and wildlife habitats for future generations. They currently own and operate several nature preserves, including some that are open to the public.

NBLT works with private landowners, community planners, land developers and public agencies to preserve nature’s beauty. They rely on memberships, gifts and grants to keep their mission alive. Volunteers also assist with maintaining the preserves and raising funds.

NBLT Nature Preserves

Bear Creek Lakeview Preserve (open by appointment only)
Butler Preserve (open to the public)
Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary (open to the public)
George and Lillian Picton Wildlife Sanctuary (open to the public)
Hanover Crossings Marsh (open to the public)
Harvey’s Harveyville Woodlot (open by appointment only)
Valmont Bog Sanctuary (open by appointment only)

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George and Lillian Picton Wildlife Preserve
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Brian Johnson