Our Story Begins . . .
. . . in 1809 when Dr. Robert Rose purchased 100,000 acres that later become a large part of Susquehanna County. Over the years much of this land passed out of family holdings, but was substantially reclaimed by a descendent, Edward L. Rose, committed to maintaining the rural character of the area. In 1987, 375 acres in Silver Lake Township were sold to a group of citizens pledged to continue his tradition of concern for land protection. The Edward L. Rose Conservancy was formed to protect land, preserve natural habitat and increase public awareness through education, research and outreach programs.
We have expanded our service area to neighboring counties in the Southern Tier of New York State.
We are a nationally accredited land trust working in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. Contact us to discuss your goals for protecting your property. We are here to help!