Your Community's Land Trust

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The Fox Chapel Area Land Trust preserves natural and unaltered lands in and around the vicinity of the Fox Chapel Area School District in Allegheny County, PA.  We do this by acquiring interests in real property in our area and solicit funds as necessary to support such acquisitions activities.  Additionally, we engage activities are ancillary these purposes including the promotion of wildlife and natural resources educational programs.

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Our Story

The Fox Chapel Land Conservation Trust was founded in 1978 by Watson C. “Butch” Marshall and Joshua Whetzel to “ensure that the natural and unaltered lands in the Squaw Run Watershed shall be the inheritance of all people.”

In the early and mid 20th century, the Fox Chapel area was a country retreat. Its rolling hills, vibrant streams, horse trails and beautiful landscapes were a nature filled escape for families living in the city. 

Today, this area, which includes 6 municipalities: Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Indiana Township, O'Hara, and Sharpsburg, is a valuable nature preserve.  The Fox Chapel Area Land Trust is working to conserve the region in an environmentally sensitive way for future generations.

Meet The Board