Conserving Scott’s Green Space for 30 Years

The Scott Conservancy is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental protection, historic preservation and the promotion of public appreciation and respect for the environment. Since our founding in 1989 we have acquired and placed under protection more than 77 acres of green space.

Many people first get to know the Conservancy by exploring our trails in the Kane Woods Nature Area. It’s a peaceful place to walk your dog or just sit and drink in the sights and sounds of nature. It’s a significant place in history too: The land played a large role in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-94.

But there’s a lot more to The Scott Conservancy.

We have our own apiary, where we harvest honey to sell to the public.

We operate the Scrubgrass Run Abandoned Mine Drainage Project, which uses a collection pond to passively mitigate pollution that would otherwise flow into Chartiers Creek.

We also maintain the traffic island at the intersection of Greentree and Cochran roads.

We work closely with municipal officers to ensure that environmental issues are fully considered when development and expansion projects are under consideration.

We hope you’ll explore our website, explore our woods, and become an active partner in furthering the goals of The Scott Conservancy.

Downloads to Help You Enjoy Our Green Space

Download A Trail Map

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Download our Brochure

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Renew your Conservancy Membership

We hope we can count on your continued support. By making a yearly donation to The Scott Conservancy you will help us continue our work in the community.  You will help us conserve and maintain greenspace for habitat, pollinators and passive recreation.

Membership is $15 for an individual or $25 for a family. Make your checks payable to The Scott Conservancy and send them to: The Scott Conservancy, P.O. Box 13067, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.

We also accept Venmo or PayPal for donations. Refer your donation to our email address at