Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co., LLC

Where Conservation & the Marketplace Meet


Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co. invites all serious and experienced investors to contact the company's president, Josh First, about investing in current and planned projects.

Investment Criteria #1

Requirement for net gain in conservation results in each project, either through in-fill development, open space conservation in partnership with non-profits and government conservation agencies, and "smart growth" development of green space.

Investment Criteria #2

Maximum short-term returns are less important than long-term gains (five years or longer) and attaining key conservation and sustainability goals.

Investment Criteria #3

Sustainability is a core goal of each project, meaning that each project is used to make a statement on or demonstrate an aspect of sustainable use of natural resources, such as energy efficiency, alternative energy development, wise use of limited land resources, sustainable management of existing natural resources such as timber and natural gas, improving a downtown community, etc.

Investment Criteria #4

All of Appalachian's investments are profit-driven and competitive with comparable real estate sectors. Depending upon the current and trending status of related natural resource markets, returns can typically run at 30% over 9 to 18 months.

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Appalachian is a small, nimble firm specializing in real estate projects that yield high returns in conservation value.  We are particular about the projects we work on, and are always open to new ideas.  Sometimes the most unlikely ideas work out the best!


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Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co., LLC

P.O. Box 5128

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 232-8335