Last month, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy, together with the Jegla family, protected 16 acres of land, including a beautiful stretch of young forest, a wetland along Furnace Creek, and acres of sustainably farmed agricultural and grazing land. This stretch of land also contains plants and animals of special interest and endangered species habitat.
The preservation of this property was made possible through the cooperation of TLVC’s land and resources committee, chaired by Chuck Wertz. Conservancy members Bob Arnold, Jim Logan and George Gress assisted in identifying rare species of plants on the property, including native wildflowers and a heritage oak tree. Macro-invertebrates and aquatic species were identified in the stream and a Forest Stewardship Plan was written to assist in future stewardship of the forest.
Thanks to the Jegla family and everyone involved for helping to protect this important land. If you're interested in learning more about land preservation, please visit our website at tlvc.org or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.