USC Citizens for Land Stewardship
Conservation and stewardship of land and natural resources in Upper St. Clair

Links of Interest


Allegheny Land Trust is a non-profit organization that works to protect lands of natural value in and adjacent to Allegheny County. The Trust also supports preservation and enhancement of the regions trail opportunities, scenic vistas, and historic sites where they coincide with natural lands.

Named after a 200-year-old white oak tree in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, the Hollow Oak Land Trust (HOLT) acquires land for conservation and works to educate the public about the benefits of land conservation.

Since 1984, Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy has worked to promote the enhancement and careful use of Mt. Lebanon’s green space and to foster an appreciation and respect for the environment.

The Scott Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the active pursuit of the appropriate use, preservation, and development of both the natural and man-made environment.

The South Fayette Conservation Group has been formed to ensure the conservation, protection and enhancement of the township's natural and recreational resources.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's mission is to enrich the human relationship with the natural world by saving the places we care about.

Home Advisor Green Living Resource Center This is a useful website with suggestions about conservation, recyling, and answers to a host of questions you might have.  The section on Home Science: Backyard conservation is worth checking out.


The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized, recreational rail-trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that will ultimately extend 47 miles from Coraopolis to Clairton. The Montour Trail Council (MTC), a non-profit all-volunteer group, builds, operates, and maintains the trail.

The mission of the Three Rivers Birding Club is to gather in friendship, to enjoy the wonders of nature and to share a passion for birds.

Venture Outdoors (formerly Western Pennsylvania Field Institute) wants to help you find adventure in your own backyard. This non-profit organization was created to gather all the exciting things going on in the region and put them into one central web site. Check it out!


Pennsylvania's Growing Greener Program will invest nearly $650 million over the next five years to preserve farmland and protect open space; eliminate the maintenance backlog in State Parks; clean up abandoned mines and restore watersheds; and provide new and upgraded water and sewer systems.

Upper St. Clair Township

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