Edward L Rose


Conserving Land, Water and Wildlife

In Northeast Pennsylvania

and the Southern Tier of New York


Protecting Your Land

We can help you permanently protect the land you love…

If your vision for your property is one of little change, a conservation easement can be a good option. The Edward L. Rose Conservancy listens to your vision of what you would like to see happen with your land now and in the future, and helps make your vision happen. We are a nationally accredited land trust, and our team can help you meet your conservation goals. A conservation easement is a common tool we use.  

Spring visitor – Spotted Sandpiper

By elroseadmin | May 20, 2018

For the fourth year we have deployed floating platforms in Silver Lake with motion activated cameras installed to capture videos of visitors. We have had many surprises including this year with visits from Spotted Sandpipers. The Spotted Sandpiper is common to the shores of streams, ponds and lakes in NE Pennsylvania and New York. This…

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Beavers Grooming at High Point Preserve

By elroseadmin | November 23, 2018

Beavers have set up a grooming station, on one of the floating platforms at Silver Lake, most nights since August. Beavers regularly move between aquatic and terrestrial environments, and the extended time in the water requires careful maintenance. Beavers spend a lot of time grooming their fur when out of the water, and the floating…

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In the News

Holiday Tote Bag Fundraiser

By elroseadmin | December 5, 2018

Support the Conservancy fund raising activity by donating during the Holiday Tote Bag Fundraiser. The beautiful and durable Tote Bags are designed by local artist Peg Miller. You can use the DONATE button on the web site; choose “Conservation” in the donation category. In the “Additional Comments” box, enter “Tote bags”. Figure the Donation amount based on $35.00…

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In early March 2019, on the frozen surface of SIlver Lake, a dramatic scene of scavenging took place. Warning: this video contains some scenes that show a dead deer being scavenged by multiple types of carnivores.
The body of the young deer was observed on the ice and prints in the snow told of an extended feeding event. The cause of the deer's demise is unknown but the deer became food for many other animals all trying to survive the winter season.
A trail camera captured some of the scavengers including a fox, vulture, crow, and a bald eagle. Four bald eagles were seen in the vicinity of the carcass and many eagle talon prints were seen in the snow.
In a curious observation, in multiple places on the periphery of the scene, there were small hemlock twigs located on the ice adjacent to where eagles had been standing.

Music: Winter by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: audionautix.com/
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There are many interesting trails in the High Point Preserve, some with large rock formations. In this video a porcupine den is the site for activities by various local fauna, including fox, porcupine, deer, and a fisher. It is interesting to hike after a snowfall and try to identify the tracks left by the various animals as they went on their noctural treks.
The music is "White Bird" by the group It's a Beautiful Day from the 1960's.
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