Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Heritage Conservancy

  • Doylestown, PA
  • www.heritageconservancy.org

Mission Statement

Heritage Conservancy's mission is to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage.

Based in Bucks County, PA, Heritage Conservancy is committed to being the region's premier, nationally accredited conservator. We are a community based organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of significant open spaces, natural resources, and our historic heritage. A champion of conservation best practices, Heritage Conservancy believes that everyone is responsible for stewardship and seeks to enlighten, engage, and empower others to help achieve this mutual vision.

Our national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission affirms our organizations's commitment to excellence, trust and permanence. Heritage Conservancy is a proud member of Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA).

Main Programs

  1. Property Management
  2. Lasting Landscapes
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania

ruling year

1960

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Ms. Linda J. Cacossa

Keywords

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land conservation & management, historic preservation, land use planning & design, property stewardship

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EIN

23-6296515

 Number

4018185243

Physical Address

85 Old Dublin Pike

Doylestown, PA 18901 2489

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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See our Green Path Forward Strategic Plan at: HeritageConservancy.org/component/content/article/172

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Property Management

Heritage Conservancy has five major operating programs: Resource Protection, Planning & Implementation, Property & Easement Stewardship, Advancement & Communications, and Finance & Administration. Through an integrated process, the following goals are achieved: Establish permanent open spaces; restore and protect habitats for native species of animals and plants; work for cleaner air and water; build stronger, greener communities; and strengthen cultural connections by preserving sites that are naturally, historically, and culturally significant.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$855,421.00

Program 2

Lasting Landscapes

Heritage Conservancy’s Lasting Landscapes® initiative unites open space protection and historic preservation comprehensively at the "landscape level." A four-step process involving Research, Planning, Implementation, and Stewardship is used to fulfill this goal. We first identify and map significant landscapes containing a critical mass of both natural and historic resources, then develop and implement protection techniques to sustain the resources’ integrity.Lasting Landscapes® provides a single preservation strategy that:
combines complementary natural and historic resources
establishes large and contiguous preserved areas
achieves preservation objectives within an area’s cultural heritage and regional context
involves local communities

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,920,404.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania

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Accreditations

Land Trust Alliance

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HERITAGE CONSERVANCY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Heritage Conservancy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Linda J. Cacossa

BIO

As Chief Operating Officer, Linda is responsible for the day-to-day
business operations of Heritage Conservancy.  This includes all fiscal
activities, fundraising, marketing/branding and communications, property
management and organizational strategic planning. She provides guidance
to department management, establishing organizational performance
metrics; driving the goal-setting process throughout the organization;
and, conducting regular operating reviews to assess financial results
and projections relative to budgets.   Ms. Cacossa provides the
leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Heritage has
the proper operational controls and administrative procedures in place
to effectively grow the organization. Linda, a resident of Doylestown
Borough, brings substantial experience including 20+ years in land
planning and engineering as well as nonprofit management experience as
the Executive Director of Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Christopher B. Chandor, Esq.

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2015 -

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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