About Us

Protecting Farmland & Open Space

The Bedminster Regional Land Conservancy was incorporated in 1997 with a specific and clear mission of protecting and preserving farmland and open spaces in upper Bucks County.

  • We are a regional, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, organization led by a dedicated volunteer board assisted by professional staffing. 
  • We are nationally accredited by the Land Trust Alliance.
  • We are currently protecting over 4,600 acres on 109 properties in five area townships.
  • We are forward-looking, working to preserve our agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle for future generations as well as for our current enjoyment and benefit.  
  • We work with area townships in support of their open space programs, as well as individual landowners, to acquire conservation easements.
  • We document annual monitoring visits for each preserved property to ensure compliance with easement owner wishes to protect the land they so love.
  • We educate landowners on the economic and environmental value of conservation easements and encourage and assist them to protect their properties.
  • We sponsor several community events each year such as a Farm to Table Dinner, Garden Tour and Barns and Farms Tour. Several other events have designated BRLC as the beneficiary of the event proceeds: Traditional Artisan Show and the Vargo Car Show, both held in the fall.

 

 

 

Fundraising - social event: Garden Tour

How We Are Funded

Our funding comes principally from:

 

  • Membership dues - with over 400 members, we count on membership dues to cover our annual operating costs
  • Contributions  - from donors like you
  • Fundraising activities
  • Easement monitoring services. 
BRLC Monitor and landowner walking a conservation easement

Our Board of Directors

President
Tony D'Orazio

Vice President 
David Froehlich   

Treasurer
Donna Shaw 

Secretary
Ron Wurz  

Wendy Battisti, President Emeritus

Michael Brady

Laurie Ermentrout

Chris Frei

Phil Johnson

Christina Reisinger

 

Staff:
Executive Director
Barbara Drew
 

Stewardship Manager
Kelly Germann 

Contractors/Consultants: Administrative Assistant, Betsy Wertz; Legal Counsel, Katherine Harper, Esq.