Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Lanchester Landfill

Narvon, Pennsylvania, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Lancheste's Forest
Forest
About the Program
The Chester County Solid Waste Authority Lanchester Landfill is located in Narvon, Pennsylvania. Landfill employees began exploring land conservation and wildlife habitat enhancements early in 2008. The team monitors 452 acres of forested habitat with the goal of conserving forest habitat and regenerating degraded areas. 

Practices and Impacts
  • Employees participate through monitoring, maintenance, planning and implementation.
  • Consultants and contractors conduct annual surveys of trees, plant and animal species, understory condition, invasive plants, wildlife cameras, nesting boxes, brush piles, and nature trails.
  • Wildlife structures such as nest boxes and brush piles are monitored and repaired as needed.
  • Invasive plants are removed.
  • 36 species of plants (8 invasive) and 27 species of animals have been documented; including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
  • A nature trail is maintained for the public.
  • Management of white tail deer includes a hunting program for disabled veterans.

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