As a land trust, French Creek Valley Conservancy allies with landowners who wish to conserve wildlife, forests, agricultural lands, and unique natural areas. Protected properties help to ensure that the watershed is safely developed, wildlife and water quality are preserved, and public access is protected. Properties and easements donated or otherwise acquired by the Conservancy are stewarded and legally protected in perpetuity, thereby conserving the health, beauty and quality of life in our watershed for future generations.

French Creek Valley Conservancy works closely with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and Audubon Pennsylvania, partners composing the French Creek Conservation Collaborative that provides outreach, education and technical assistance to local communities. In addition, French Creek Valley Conservancy consults with the Allegheny Valley Conservancy, along with various state and federal agencies, local municipalities, businesses and other community conservation organizations.

Land Trust Accreditation Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. French Creek Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. French Creek Valley Conservancy considers accreditation valuable as it demonstrates to donors, volunteers, landowners and community members that FCVC is a well-run organization with the capacity to steward our properties and care for the French Creek watershed

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how French Creek Valley Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on French Creek Valley Conservancy’s application will be most useful by September 20th 2024.