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Appalachian Sponsors PA Land Trust Conference

March 27, 2006

Harrisburg, Pa (March 27, 2006) – For the third straight year, and since the company’s inception, Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co. is sponsoring the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference.

The conference is a presentation of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (

“We are always proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference,” said Appalachian president and CEO, Josh First.

Mr. First has been a presenter and moderator at past Pennsylvania Land Conservation conferences.  The conference is being held in State College this year.

“Every year this conference gets better and better, and as open space and wildlife habitat continue to fall to poorly planned development, this conference becomes more and more necessary,” he said.

Mr. First is a member of the PALTA Policy Council and works closely with many PALTA member organizations.
Appalachian's president, Josh First, was actively engaged in getting this legislation passed for two-and-a-half years.  For more than a year he served as the coordinator of the Abandoned Mine Lands Campaign, and then spent more time drumming up grass roots support for the legislation as a member of the coalition and as a contractor for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.  "I am proud to have worked closely with such a fine group from the environmental and coal field communities," said First.  "This is a win-win for both the environment and for coal operators, who will now get the support they need to aggressively re-mine abandoned mine lands and simultaneously reclaim them and beautify them."
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