The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently purchased 1,071 acres in Eastern Pennsylvania for $4 million ($3,735 per acre). The forested acreage connects two tracts owned by the state — 11,400-acre State Game Land 180 to the south and 3,024-acre State Game Land 116 to the north — and was immediately transferred to the Pennsylvania Game Commission for addition to State Game Land 180. The property provides important habitat for several plant and animal species, and it includes more than a mile of frontage on Shohola Creek and six tributary streams. “This parcel creates a critical link between two forested tracts of protected land that will help maintain migratory corridors and safeguard biodiversity here in the Central Appalachians,” said Lori Brennan, TNC executive director in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Read more HERE.