Protecting Farmland and Open Space

WHO WE ARE
The Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy (BRLC) is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3), non-profit, independent land trust, established in 1997. We are ...

  • Protecting and preserving open space and farmland in upper Bucks County, PA.
  • Helping to keep the agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle in this area alive for future generations.
  • Working to protect wildlife habitats, scenic vistas, clean air and water.
  • Preserving the region's natural beauty and resources.
  • Supported by members and volunteers.

WHAT WE DO

  • Protect and preserve, in perpetuity, farmland, open spaces, natural lands, wildlife habitats and scenic features, all of which play a vital role in the well-being of our communities.
  • Hold and defend conservation easements on over 4,500 acres on over 105 properties in five area townships.
  • Work with landowners, area townships and open space officials to obtain conservation easements.
  • Educate landowners on the environmental and economic value of conservation.

If you are interested in placing an easement on your property, click on "Preserving your Land"  above.

LEADING THE WAY ...

 

 

Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy was one of the first 22 land trusts out of 1,700 in the nation to apply for and receive accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2008!   The BRLC is currently one of just over 100 accredited land trusts nationwide.

Always striving to maintain the highest standard practices for land trusts, BRLC has earned national recognition.  The accreditation seal recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.

Statewide Rankings: Congratulations, BRLC! Job well done!
  
A recent census of all land trusts in Pennsylvania conducted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association ranks the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy (BRLC) among the highest in several categories. As of December 31, 2009, out of the ninety-one land trusts operating in Pennsylvania which have conserved 592,476 acres, the BRLC ranks 8th in the total number of conservation easements held (91), ranks 9th in the number of conservation easement transactions completed in 2009 (5), and 14th in the number of total acres under easement (3,890).
 
These rankings are impressive given that the BRLC had been an all volunteer based land trust until 2006, from which time it has been assisted by a part-time professional staffing, whereas other land conservancies have full-time paid employees.
 
If you are interested in preserving your land, call us at 215 795-2352. Whether or not you are a property owner, join us in supporting land preservation by joining the BRLC. (See our membership page.)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The goal and purpose of the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy is to function as a community-based land conservancy for the preservation of farmland and our agricultural heritage, as well as other open spaces, natural resources, wildlife habitats, and scenic features within Bedminster Township and other Bucks County municipalities. The main functions of this conservancy are to identify land of significance and resources for preservation; promote, accept, hold, and provide stewardship of conservation easements; provide information and function as a resource network for area residents and public agencies; sponsor educational preservation programs; conduct fund-raising activities; and work with other groups, corporations, and organizations with similar missions to promote and further the goal of this conservancy.

 

The official registration and financial information of the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Regsitration does not imply endorsement.

Current News

Tables beautifully set for an elegant evening.
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail hour

Thank you to all who attended our first Farm to Table June 29th, 2014

An elegant evening of dining at a private barn in Bedminster Township was experienced by over 75 attendees. Delicious recently harvested, locally-sourced, farm-fresh delicacies were created by Chefs Ron Strouse and Fred Cresson. The idyllic setting overlooking the beautiful Upper Bucks County countryside commenced at 5:00 pm with passed hors d'oeuvres, cucumber-mint cocktail, and local wine and beer. It was followed by a plated 4-course dinner with wine pairing. Starting with a chilled leek & potato soup with arugula pesto drizzle & borage blossoms and ending with a glazed lemon cake, frozen lemon cream with blackberry coulis, with courses in between, nobody could have left hungry. Throughout the evening Chef Ron explained the different courses and from where they were sourced. The word from those attending was that this should become an annual event, which says how delighted they were with this evening's event. Again, thank you to all who attended, those who produced the products, our business sponsors, and the Chefs Ron and Fred (and team) for supporting the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy!

Farm to Table Menu
Purveyors of Food and Business Sponsors

Support BRLC!

Support the Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy (BRLC) through  Membership for 2014.   Your tax-deductible dues and donations help to support and strengthen our  land preservation work throughout upper Bucks County.   See our "Join & Support" page. Thank you!

Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show September 20 & 21, 2014

NEW LOCATION!   DELAWARE VALLEY COLLEGE, Doylestown, PA

Over 40 of the nation's best traditional artisans displayed and sold museum quality folk art, home furnishings, furniture, pottery, lighting, carvings, paintings, clocks, floor-cloths and more at the upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie, PA.  To contact an artisan, visit Calendar Page or www.BedminsterTraditionalArtisanShow.com

Vargo Car Show
November 1, 2014

Super antique cars on the old Vargo Dragstrip.   BRLC is one of the designated beneficiaries to the event along with Boy Scouts Troop 610.  Many sponsors, prizes and more! 

Our Newsletter,
The Conservator

Click on the image above to read our newsletter, The Conservator