North American Land Trust

We Protect Beautiful Places

Our Mission

Our mission is to permanently conserve and steward natural and cultural resources through innovative land preservation partnerships

In 1992 Andrew L. Johnson and a small group of professionals established North American Land Trust (NALT) with the primary purpose of preserving and managing open space with ecological, agricultural or historical significance.

With roots in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, we have an established focus area right here in Chester County, one that we are continually growing with the help of our dedicated landowners and partners, and our first public preserve, Brinton Run Preserve and our new endeavor, preserving the Joseph Davis House in the heart of Chadds Ford.

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We work with a variety of partners, including individuals, corporate landowners, mitigation bankers, developers and municipalities, all over the United States to conserve vital land using conservation easements, steward properties with advanced monitoring techniques, and enhance land with Conservation Management Plans. NALT Conservation Areas protect wetlands, grasslands, coastlines, forests and freshwater habitat and the species that depend on them. The majority of these acres are privately owned, but many are dedicated to public use.

Brinton Run Preserve

NALT's First Public Preserve

Located at 6 Oakland Road in Chadds Ford Township and within the Brandywine Creek Greenway, Brinton Run Preserve’s 71 acres support a variety of wildlife habitats, including woodlands, fields, streams and a pond. The preserve is also one of the most important tracts on the Brandywine Battlefield.

Brinton Run Preserve has cultural and historical significance in Chadds Ford and is open for the public to explore and enjoy.

Where You'll Find Us

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Stories from the Land

NALT protects history at Fort Roberdeau

It took a team of “Battlefield Detectives” – using high-tech instruments and drones – to solve the mystery of the exact location of a Revolutionary War-era fort in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Fort Roberdeau was constructed during the American Revolution to...

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