With 30 acres of woodland habitat located in the Paxton Creek Watershed, this preserved land has high conservation value, protecting another piece of the Kittatinny Corridor which is an essential migration route and breeding ground for birds and a variety of other wildlife.

Forty years ago, Mary Osbakken and Lynn Holmes purchased their 30-acre homestead in Lower Paxton Township on the lower slopes of Blue Mountain. They did so with a promise to the former landowner that they would protect the land from future development. By simply living on the land, enjoying it with their family, friends and neighbors, developing a trail system and maintaining a haven for wildlife, they are continuing to honor their promise.

Manada Conservancy has joined them in their commitment to protect their land into the future by working to place a conservation easement on the entire property. Together we will monitor and protect the natural resources Mary and Lynn promised to preserve.