Allegheny Valley Conservancy
The mission of the Allegheny Valley Conservancy is to promote good land use through the protection, conservation and management of the open-space, forested, agricultural, historic, natural, ecologically significant, environmentally sensitive, biological diverse and scenic resources of the Allegheny and French Creek watersheds in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Good land use is essential to the need for clean air, clean water, and livable communities. The primary tool of the conservancy will be legally binding, perpetual, enforceable conservation easements. The conservancy may also accept the donation of land and may purchase significant parcels of land.

The goals of the Allegheny Valley Conservancy are:
  • To protect the water quality of the Allegheny River and French Creek watersheds;
  • To preserve open space in the region;
  • To protect the scenic beauty of the watersheds;
  • To protect and conserve valuable and productive agricultural and forested land;
  • To preserve historically significant areas in the watershed;
  • To enhance the quality of life for residents of the region;
  • To protect lands significant to economic development through recreational tourism goals of:
    • The Allegheny Valley Trails Association
    • The Oil Heritage Region
    • The Allegheny River as a National Wild and Scenic River
    • The Oil Region Tourism Promotion Agency
  • To promote land stewardship through public education and technical assistance

Contact Allegheny Valley Conservancy

Deb Frawley
PO Box 96
Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323
Phone: 814-677-3152 ext. 116


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Butler County, Pennsylvania
  • Clarion County, Pennsylvania
  • Crawford County, Pennsylvania
  • Erie County, Pennsylvania
  • Mercer County, Pennsylvania
  • Venango County, Pennsylvania
  • Warren County, Pennsylvania

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