Up close and personal.

Follow the adventures of Stewardship Manager Matt as he explores PHLT properties - mini magnification lens in hand - stopping to admire the native species, and musing on the nuanced relationships that make up our natural world.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shares simple tips to help protect declining populations of Pennsylvania's beloved state insect: the lightening bug!

By turning off lights at night and keeping piles of vegetation or leaf litter nearby, homeowners can play a huge part in protecting firefly mating patterns, shelters, and the availability of food sources.

Transforming your lawn is a simple and effective way you can help the earth to heal, by reducing atmospheric carbon, bringing the soil back to life, and restoring habitats for a diverse array of species.

Rodale Institute offers insight on the benefits of a regenerative landscape, and a list of plants to get you started. 

30 LGBTQ+ adventurers were each asked to describe their identity, what the outdoors means to them, and how their identity and outdoor recreation overlaps or clashes. 

Click here to read what they had to say

We at PHLT assert that it is the duty of all people to work together to cultivate an environment in which everyone can feel included, safe, and free - both on and off the trails.

JUNE 2020

JULY  7,  2020

NOVEMBER 12,  2020

Mental wellness relies on being able to get outside and enjoy nature. 

That is why we are so #proud to live in The Poconos! 

 A community that offers such a beautiful diversity of plants, animals, ecosystems - and humans.

Connect with us:


 Join this year's socially-distanced bird count!

This is the 121st annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in the world.


For details on how to participate, click here.

Do you know how big of a role plastic plays in your life? Likely more than you know!

To kick off this month's #PlasticFreeJuly challenge, take the quick 
Pesky Plastics Quiz to identify where plastics are sneaking into your life, and the habits you can focus on first.