Glade Run Lake Conservation

Project Profile

Project Location

Middlesex Township, Pennsylvania

Project Operator

Allegheny Land Trust

Project Type


Project Credits


Credit Availability


Project Contact

Alyson Fearon, Vice President of Land Protection,

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is preserving 43 acres of forest on a 53-acre property in Middlesex Township, PA. ALT purchased the property in May 2022 from a private organization in a joint effort with the Glade Run Lake Conservancy to expand the protected area around the lake. Increasing the conservation buffer around the lake is part of a long-term effort to improve water quality in the lake for habitat health and preserve recreational access. Allegheny Land Trust transferred the property to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in September 2023, who manages the lake.

The project includes an early successional forest recovering from early 1900s through 1950s agricultural uses, with a mix of 64 to approximately 45 years old stands. The main tree species are silver and sugar maple, black walnut, and hickory at the field edges and black cherry dominating the former fields.

The sale of carbon credits was added to the scope of this project early in the process to ensure financial viability for the transfer to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Protecting the Glade Run Lake forest is an important step in ensuring the long term health of this ecosystem, and the benefits it delivers to residents.

 This is Allegheny Land Trust’s third project with City Forest Credits, joining their Buena Vista Heights Conservation Area and Buerkle Woodlands projects.

More information coming soon.

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