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Q: Can I bring my dog to the preserve? 

A: Dogs are welcome at all our preserves, with the exception of Chandler Mill Nature Preserve. However, your canine pals must be on a leash at all times! You can also find complimentary dog waste composting sites at Stateline Woods Preserve.

Q: When can I go to the preserves?

A: The preserves are open daily from dawn to dusk. 

Q: Can I ride horses on TLC preserves?

A: Horses are permitted on our preserves, except for Marshall Mill House Preserve due to the steeper, wooded slopes. However, our parking lots cannot accommodate larger vehicles and therefore, horse trailers are not allowed and access is ride-in only. 

Q: What can I do at the preserves?

A: Passive recreational activities such as walking, running, photography, biking, and wildlife-watching are perfect activities for our land! Meanwhile, camping, using motorized vehicles like ATVs or dirt bikes, and flying drones are not permitted. 

Q: When and where can I hunt?

A: Permission to hunt is granted to a select number of hunters each year. Hunting season is varies by date and by species so please check with the PA Game Commission. If you are interested in hunting on TLC preserves, please email Carl Hutchinson.

Q: May I forage on TLC land?

A: Foraging (or picking edible plants) is a very sustainable way to live off the land. However, because our preserves are protected to encourage growth and balanced ecosystems, we do not allow foraging, picking, or cutting any plants. As the popular saying goes, "take only photos, leave only footprints." 


Q: How do conservation easements work?

A: Conservation easements involve protecting property from further development while protecting the important natural resources. If you are interested in learning more about easements, check out our easement page or email Abbie Kessler.

Q: What goes into land stewardship?

A: Stewardship requires a lot of different approaches! Our properties are cared for by a land management team, who ensure that native species are being nurtured, invasive species are removed, and trails are safe and well-marked. The public's engagement is crucial to our mission, so we offer a variety of educational programs and events to keep you in touch with and inspired by nature! Additionally, the greater southeastern region of Pennsylvania is rich in history and we aim to preserve a variety of historical features such as dams, farmhouses, cemeteries, and others as these add value to your outdoor experience.

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