Preserving Chester County’s open space, farmland, and natural features is an essential component to protecting our quality of life, economy, and future. After all – Chester County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state!
Back in the 1980s, Chester County’s protected open space accounted for less than 20,000 acres of land. Today, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the County Commissioners and many local residents and land preservation groups, nearly 30% (or almost 150,000 acres) of the county’s overall land is permanently protected. This is a huge accomplishment for Chester County, and supports the preserve goal found within Landscapes3.