To conserve the forests, farmland, clean waters and wildlife habitat of the Upper Delaware River region.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is a nonprofit that conserves the natural heritage and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region. Their headquarters is located at the Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, and they have an additional office in Barryville, New York.
Since 1994, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy had worked in partnership with landowners and communities to protect over 18,000 acres of land. They are a nationally accredited land trust and have helped place more than 80 conservation easements.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy also focuses on community outreach. They offer programs, workshops and educational events to teach others about this beautiful region. Their Upper Delaware Visitor Center in Lackawaxen is the home of the famous Eagle Watch. Every winter, locals and visitors alike come to see the region’s magnificent nesting eagles.