Evaluation of individual land protection opportunities is performed by an Open Space Committee composed of WPLT board members and resident-volunteers. The committee works with interested landowners in the township to secure conservation easements on their properties and seeks to maximize open space funding by obtaining matching funds from county and state grants. The committee meets monthly to review and prioritize projects using a detailed screening tool developed for this purpose.
The committee also relies on the following resources to help inform their recommendations:
Conservation Prioritization Map (View Map [PDF])
Four inputs were used: Two regional data sets–Conservation Resources and Ecological Infrastructure–and two local data sets–Parcel Size Conservation Value and Protected Land Proximity [Read More]
Agricultural Prioritization Map (View Map [PDF])
Three inputs were used: Agricultural Soils, Parcel Size Conservation Value, and Protected Land Proximity [Read More]